It is official. KASA’s 52nd Annual Conference is a Go!

I hope you’ll join us July 29-31 in Louisville.

The question of “go” or “no go” was answered earlier when the Governor accepted the Louisville Convention Bureau’s plan for re-opening tourism. Jim Gray on the Governor’s task force and Galt House CEO Scott Shoenberger were instrumental in assisting KASA and moving the process along sooner rather than later.

While many of my colleagues nationwide moved quickly to cancel and transition to virtual events, the KASA family provided counsel of patience and an in-person meeting. I’m proud to say, their advice paid off.

As we plan for and organize the event around CDC guidelines, please know your personal safety and relevant and timely education sessions are paramount to the entire KASA team.

Personal safety

Just as you have taken every precaution, so will the Galt House team and KASA.  Much will change in the next few weeks but be assured that CEO Shoenberger takes COVID-19 very seriously. A ten-page directive is in place and all Galt House staff are training to ensure everyone’s personal safety as it relates to CDC guidelines.

Relevant and timely education sessions

In addition, we’ve circled back to all of our featured workshop presenters and requested they rethink their presentations as it relates to the turmoil in our world. Some examples follow; however, be sure to check for more details.

  • Walter Gilliam, How Implicit Biases Shape the Way We View Our Children (KY native)
  • Tim Elmore, Strategies for Leading the Pandemic Population
  • JC Pohl, Building Resilient Students in the Wake of the COVID Crisis
  • Beth Houf, TweetSnapInstaTokWhat? Rethinking Communication to Boost School Culture and Leadership (middle school principal)
  • Scott Poland, Safeguarding Children in a Challenging World
  • Joe Eradi, Absolute Must Dos to Prepare for the Unknown in the New School Year (retired Newtown superintendent)


Please register as soon as possible so that we may “best case” scenario plan.

There’s no better time for Kentucky’s school leaders to come together July 29-31. The KASA conference is about prioritizing connections with each other, responding and caring for our education communities, getting comfortable with volatility and uncertainty of the future, and being reminded that crises of historical proportion make for school leaders of historical distinction.


Rhonda K. Caldwell, CAE, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Kentucky Association of School Administrators
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 * (502) 875-3411