Call to Action
The KASA team is working on numerous advocacy activities and we need your assistance with two quick items:
The first is a 2-question survey that outlines your current challenges and concerns. It will require little time and can be accessed below. This survey data will be used to guide and generate stories to share with members of the General Assembly.
The second item is to sign up for KASA’s texting service to receive action alerts, updates, and instant connections to your legislators. Please text “KASAadvocacy” to 52886 so that KASA may easily contact you throughout the session. Should you need assistance with the sign up process, please contact Zach Levine at the KASA office.
Join at 50%
Do you know a school leader who would benefit from a KASA membership? This is a fantastic time to join KASA – 50% off membership dues if you join now! From legal services to professional growth and networking opportunities, KASA is the school leader’s association of choice. By encouraging others to join, it increases your district's chance of becoming a Gold District member (75% membership in district), being recognized on KASA social media platforms, mentioned at the KASA Annual Leadership Institute in July and celebrated throughout the 2021-22 school year! For more information, contact Tammy Newcome or the KASA office at (800) 928-5272.
Promoting Digital Citizenship in Schools: By Robbie Davis, Logan County
According to the results of a 2019 study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, 87 percent of students surveyed in grades four through eight reported having been taught about internet safety. On the surface, this statistic sounds encouraging. Unfortunately, the same survey found that 40 percent of these students had connected or chatted online with a stranger. Of that group, 11 percent had met a stranger at their home or another location.
KY Women in Education Leadership
The KY Women in Education Leadership is an elite program where women, looking to take their careers to the next level, apply and go through a rigorous selection process to be accepted in. These courageous leaders will be officially inducted at the KWEL Forum on March 18-19 in Louisville at the Galt House Hotel.
"I am very excited about being inducted into KWEL! I believe this is a wonderful opportunity to meet other women who are in leadership roles and learn from them. I know I will greatly benefit from the new friendships I will make both professionally and personally!" ~ Natalie Davis (Allen Co.)
"I am very honored to be inducted into the sisterhood of KWEL. I have worked alongside some of these amazing woman leaders and I am beyond excited to learn and grow with them through this opportunity. I look forward to growing professionally and building new professional and personal relationships." ~ Stephanie Stambaugh (Boone Co.)
Complete list of KWEL Cohort 4 inductees:
Amanda Abell, Caverna Ind.
Jessica Addison, Christian Co.
Karen Angel, Lee Co.
Christie Biggerstaff, Ed.S., Monroe Co.
Natalie Davis, Allen Co.
Misty Delong Goble, Johnson Co.
Michell Gregg, Ed.S., Walton-Verona Ind.
Kathy Gutzwiller, Boone Co.
Terra Hancock, Union Co.
Katie Holbrook, Ashland Ind.
Rebecca Howell, Ashland Ind.
Robin Kelly, Danville Ind.
Jeannie Lett, Ed.D., Jefferson Co.
Jennifer Michael, Newport Ind.
Dudley Napier, Montgomery Co.
Charlotte O'Bryan, Estill Co.
Martina Skidmore, Powell Co.
Lesley Smith, Kenton Co.
Tiffany Smith, Clark Co.
Stephanie Stambaugh, Boone Co.
Dana Thomas, Marion Co.
Sarah Townsend, Fulton Ind.
Randee Wright, Breckinridge Co.
Chastity Yates, Hardin Co.