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Weekly Wrap-up 2/16/24

By Taylor McCane posted 02-16-2024 16:00


The KASA Office will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents Day

Public Schools Week

Join us in celebrating Public Schools Week (Feb. 26 - March 1) and Drive-In Day (February 27), part of our #HerefortheKids campaign. Let's showcase the strength and potential of our state's public schools and students' futures. Get involved in highlighting the amazing teaching and learning happening in classrooms nationwide.
Join us in celebrating and supporting our local public schools and the dedicated educators and professionals serving our kids every day!

Take the Challenge: Be a Leader Others Want to Follow

KASA is committed to enhancing the leadership capabilities of Kentucky's education leaders, recognizing the dynamic nature of their roles. With a firm belief in providing evidence-based experiences, KASA has carefully selected Wiley's The Leadership Challenge® (TLC) framework, developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. This model offers a shared understanding of leadership, anchored in the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. These practices offer tangible actions for leaders to improve, supported by the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), which can be tailored to individual needs. By striving for excellence daily, leaders ensure they meet the expectations of their followers, enabling them to thrive even in challenging circumstances, turning them into remarkable achievements.
Interested in taking the challenge and becoming the leader others seek out and want to follow? Join the upcoming cohort (April 25-26) of education leaders who have chosen TLC as their leadership framework.

The School Leaders Podcast

In this episode of The School Leaders Podcast, host Rhonda Caldwell, KASA's Executive Director engages in a compelling conversation with Chris Bentzel, Superintendent of Christian County Schools, focusing on the vital efforts of The Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession. Bentzel underscores the importance of forward-thinking in education, particularly in attracting and retaining the next generation of educators.

He highlights the persistent call for competitive compensation among teachers, a cornerstone in maintaining a thriving educational ecosystem. The Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession, according to Bentzel, is dedicated to advocating for policies that prioritize fair pay and robust support systems for educators, bolstering the profession's foundation.

Click here to listen to the full podcast

Register Now - 2024 Education Law & Finance Institute

Calling ALL school administrators, aspiring leaders, finance officers, and school attorneys! Make sure to save the date for a game changing two-day event that you absolutely cannot miss!

The 2024 Education Law & Finance Institute is crafted specifically for educational leaders and their teams who are navigating the intricate legal financial, human resources and school safety landscapes of education. Whether you're tackling personnel issues or refining performance management strategies, this immersive institute is your ticket to deepening your understanding and improving your practices.

Led by top-tier experts in education law, finance, safety, and more, our sessions cover a wide array of topics, from personnel matters to performance management techniques and school safety. With sessions tailored to diverse role groups, this institute is essential for anyone involved in education leadership. Plus, hear from keynote speakers Jermaine Galloway (Tall Cop) and Dr. Troy Hutchings. Reserve your spot now by registering here!

Click here to secure your spot