KASA 2021 Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for KASA’s 2021 Leadership Institute. This year’s event is designed to Rejuvenate, Reinvigorate, and Rejoice – just what every education leader needs after dealing with a COVID school year. Register here!
This is an event you won’t want to miss! Stephen M.R. Covey is set to keynote the second general session. His session, which is based on his newest book, The Speed of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver--a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. Stephen advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy.
But wait, there’s more! We will soon be announcing the opening keynote speaker – we promise this speaker will wow you and keep you on the edge of your seats! In addition, there will be a host of featured speakers, education sessions, networking opportunities, and so much more! As you make plans to attend, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Early Bird Rate – Register early and save $50
- District Retreats – Host your district leadership retreat in conjunction with KASA’s event. To learn more about this opportunity, contact Tammy Newcome.
Western Kentucky University’s Educational Leadership Doctoral program and KASA have partnered to provide you, our members, a tuition discounted rate of $450 per credit hour for the Summer 2021 cohort!
WKU’s Ed.D. program is an active member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a national effort by over 100 institutions to reform and strengthen the education doctorate. The program houses over 100 students who are pursuing skills and credentials to become the next generation of leaders in various education-based organizational settings. Curriculum for the program prepares students to identify, assess and resolve organizational challenges from a leadership perspective. Students learn how to address challenges and lead change while focusing on four key competency areas:
- Leadership and Organizational Development Core (12 hours)
- Research and Methodology Core (9 hours)
- Leading Diverse Learners Core and Electives (21 hours)
- Scholarship-Research Interventions and Dissertation in Practice (18 hours)
If you are ready to pursue an Educational Leadership Doctoral Degree be sure to check out the WKU program. If you have questions, please feel free to contact WKU Admissions at (270) 745-3061 or email. More information can also be found here.
Education Opportunity Accounts - New Name, Same Bad Policy
There are two education opportunity account bills (formerly known as scholarship tax credits) in the General Assembly – House Bill 149 and Senate Bill 25. These tax credits in any form will cost public schools hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding over thenext few years. No district in Kentucky can afford funding reductions. Tax credits by any name are bad public policy, and they’re bad for Kentucky’s public-school students. These bills didn't get much traction last year but have picked up the support of at least 25 legislators this year.
Call your legislators NOW with this simple message: “Vote ‘NO’ on HB 149 and SB 25, bills creating the Education Opportunity Account Program. Oppose diverting public tax dollars to subsidize wealthy families and private schools.
Leave a message for your legislators today! Click here to get your Legislator's contact information. KASA has provided talking points to use when speaking with your legislators.
KASA is proud to celebrate National School Counselor Week February 1st -5th. Did you know that school counselors are the preventative piece in school safety and school based mental wellness? Let's celebrate the work of this amazing profession all week and thank those who help our children find the best ways to succeed and thrive in the classroom!
"National School Counselor week brings awareness to the exciting changes occurring within our profession. Gone are the days when guidance counselors simply guided students in the direction of college and careers, instead a new era has emerged where school counselors treat the whole child through social emotional learning, academic, and career readiness. Let's come together to celebrate the school counselors across our state and the amazing work they are doing with our students." ~ Stacy Davis, Mercer County Schools
Longtime KASA member and school counselor, Stacy Davis represents school counselors across the commonwealth in her role as the school counselor representative on KASA's Board of Directors. KASA salutes Stacy and all school counselors for their dedication and service to kids.