Introductory Session

Meet and Greet 

During this welcome session, participants of cohorts one and two will be provided the opportunity to meet one another and learn more about the 2017-18 Kentucky Principals Academy.

July 26, 2017 • Galt House Hotel, Louisville 

Module 1

Building a Clear, Compelling Direction and Leading Change

In this session, Dr. Rutherford will discuss the harmful effects of fuzzy purpose on an organization before transitioning to his main objective of helping new leaders establish a clear, compelling direction through the dynamic forces of mission, vision, and core values. The second half of module one will focus on leading change. Dr. Rutherford will examine three common patterns that surface during the change process and provide a user-friendly success principle for each one.
Presenter Dr. Michael Rutherford

August 31, 2017 • Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington • $199 (or register for all modules for $899)

Module 2

Develop a Unique and Individualized Framework for Systems of Data Informed Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Processes and a Monitoring Protocol


In this instructional module, participants will design a model to monitor student progress and teacher effectiveness in meeting learning targets/goals, with an end result of analyzing and using student performance data to drive instruction.
Presenters Wes Cornett and Boyd Randolph

October 19, 2017 • KASA Training Center, Frankfort • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)

Module 3

The Joy of the Principalship: Find Your Voice and Carry the Torch!


Principals cannot prepare teachers for success unless they are successful in their role as leaders and learners. In this engaging session, participants will focus on building leadership capacity and examining personal assumptions about leadership and how performance is enhanced or challenged by perceptions.  Activities in this session will include self-assessments focused on Kentucky’s PPGES system, Marzano’s 21 behaviors for school leadership and the five pivotal practices from the Wallace Foundation for becoming a highly effective principal. Presenter Dr. Michael Chirichello

November 14, 2017 • KASA Training Center, Frankfort • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)

Module 4

The Art of Performance Appraisal: Develop a Growth Mindset for the Life-Cycle of the Career Teacher


Using a growth mindset model championed by Carol Dweck, this session will focus on strategies for professional learning during the life cycle of the career teacher. From the protégé to the senior staff, a differentiated approach will result in understanding that multiple approaches to professional learning must replace the “one size fits all” model. Video simulations will help participants uncover strategies to meet the various professional learning needs of teachers. 
Presenter Dr. Michael Chirichello


March 6, 2018 • KASA Training Center, Frankfort • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)

Module 5

The Principal as Architect: Impact Your School's Culture and Build Highly Effective Teams


This session will focus on ways to inspire and support high-performing teams.  Through intriguing simulations, participants will experience the complexity of skills and strategies required to create a culture in which highly effective teams flourish. Additionally, the leader will discuss potholes that can cause teams to become dysfunctional and how to steer clear or avoid them. Time will be provided in this session for participants to assess their school staff’s readiness to move from groups to highly effective teams. 
Presenter Dr. Michael Chirichello


April 24, 2018 • KASA Training Center, Frankfort • $179 (or register for all modules for $899)


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Cost for Package of

all five modules


Cost Per Module

$199 Module 1
$179 Modules 2-5 

EILA Credit

6 hours per module available

Lodging/Meeting Site Information
Marriott Griffin Gate
1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington
(859) 231-5100
Ask for KASA room block to receive the discounted rate of $124 per night.

KASA Training Center
87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort
(800) 928-5272

Lodging Near KASA Training Center
Hampton Inn
1310 U.S. 127, Frankfort
(502) 223-7600
Be sure to ask for the government rate


Michael Chirichello, Ed.D.
Consultant, Leadeship Matters, LLC

Michael Rutherford, Ed.D.
Rutherford Learning Group 

Boyd Randolph
Program Director,

Wes Cornett
Somerset High School

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Written cancellations submitted via email, fax or USPS mail will be accepted through August 18, 2017 and a refund or invoice credit issued minus a $29 processing fee. After that time, you may send a substitute to attend in your place as refunds are not available for cancellations or no shows within this time period. Session materials will be shared with those who must cancel and who do not receive a refund.