Selecting a new superintendent is one of the most important decisions a school board makes. Hiring the right leader for your district is critical to the success of your students.

Our search and selection process distinguishes itself from others by providing you with a comprehensive list of services that goes beyond the legal and administrative task to providing the knowledge, skills and leadership where you can gain the insight and confidence to hire the right person to become your next superintendent.

From the Board of Education and Screening Committee's role to media relations to application and selection process to making the decision, KASA will be there through every step of the process.

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Meet the team


Wayne Young, J.D.
Wayne Young joined KASA in 1983, and became executive director in 1989. He conducts frequent workshops for teachers, attorneys, and school administrators on legal issues in education such as student confidentiality issues, sexual harassment, and school personnel law. Wayne has taught school law at the graduate level for the University of Louisville and has published numerous articles on education law, including in the Kentucky Bar Journal, the official professional publication for Kentucky lawyers. He is also the author of the school law training module that has been used to train all new school superintendents in Kentucky for the past 19 years.

Rhonda Caldwell, Ed.D., CAE
In her role as deputy director of KASA, Rhonda sees firsthand the critical link of a school superintendent to the overall success of the students and community he or she serves. Throughout her 20+ year career in public education and the nonprofit sector, Rhonda is known as a visionary leader. She possesses a solid background in strategic planning, executive business and marketing plans, leading diverse work teams, recruiting volunteers and hiring team members, developing talent, systems management, and creating effective training programs.  Rhonda’s commitment to public education is distinguished by her ability to connect people for effective and sustainable relationships and positive outcomes.

Phil Eason

As a successful superintendent and current trainer, mentor and executive coach of new superintendents, Phil has led several successful superintendent searches for boards of education.  In addition, he’s an experienced member of the National Baldrige Board of Examiners.

 


Erin Howe
Erin has many skills to benefit the superintendent search and selection process.  As a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations, she has a skill set that supports the work of the KASA team, including community engagement, communications and marketing.  Her experience with nonprofits and education in general, combined with her high energy, is of tremendous value to the team.

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Jan Lantz, Ed.D., CAE

As the former Nelson County Schools superintendent for 14 years, Jan Lantz brings direct experience and knowledge of the critical role the superintendent and school board members play in successfully leading a school district. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Currently Jan helps lead KASA’s Next Generation Leadership Series for Onboarding New Superintendents as a coordinator and a faculty member for individual growth and effectiveness plans.



Boyd Randolph
Boyd Randolph brings a variety of experience to the KASA team. He diagnosed and implemented school improvement as a highly skilled educator and educational recovery leader for the Kentucky Department of Education for three years. After his time with the Department of Education he served as superintendent for Somerset Independent Schools for four years. Boyd currently serves as a professional learning and leadership specialist for KASA working with the Kentucky Leadership Academy as well as other programs.