Keynote Session Speaker


Joel Katte
Investing in Your Greatest Investments (Your People and Yourself) to Ignite Passion and Purpose
Katte's keynotes, staff trainings, and student assemblies have been helping to positively transform school and district cultures since 2013. This keynote address will challenge and inspire district leaders to invest time and money differently when it comes to supporting, focusing, and renewing today's educators. Joel shares stories, mirror check reflections, simple but powerful strategies, and fresh paradigms that are sure to catapult participants back into their professional roles and personal lives with a passion and purpose they have never experienced before.

About the Presenter

Katte has been a staff developer and speaker since 2013. His IGNITE #loveinschools professional learning experiences and keynotes instantly catapult school and district cultures to greater levels! Joel inspires educators to maximize their relationships and moments with students, colleagues, families, and community members. He helps educators realize the most important relationship is the one they have with themselves and then equips them with tools and a renewed commitment for maintaining healthy work/life harmony. His strategies for helping the best of you land in the heads, hearts, and spirits of those you work with and serve are differentiated for all educators. 

Joel is an experienced secondary English teacher, elementary school principal, and district administrator over alternative schools. Throughout his career he has served students of all ages in both urban and rural settings. He has served the most at-promise students as well as the most gifted.

His book Finding You at the Zoo is helping students (K-12) and school staff redefine their school environments and take ownership in creating the personalized teaching and learning experiences necessary during these challenging times. Watch for Joel’s next book Satch’s Destiny and his IGNITE #loveinschools book and workbook coming out soon!

Register Here!  

March 16-17

Registration includes: Summit sessions, materials

Early Bird Rate (until March 1)
$279- Members
$379 - Nonmembers

After March 1

$309 - Members
$409 - Nonmembers

Central Bank Center, Lexington
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507
Meeting Rooms 1-8, 2nd Level
Enter through the main entrance off of High Street
Central Bank Center parking lot is located on High Street across from the Hyatt Hotel and entrance to Central Bank Center

$12 - Daily Rate
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through March 1, 2023 but must be submitted in writing via email (, fax (502) 875-4631, or mail to 87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Refunds will be issued less an administrative fee of $49 to offset the cost of materials purchased on your behalf.
Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations or no-shows after April 24, 2023, due to commitments KASA made to the hotel and other suppliers on your behalf. You are welcome to substitute a school leader in your place, member/nonmember rate will apply.

*Written cancellation or substitution is required to protect both KASA members and staff from the uncertainty and misunderstandings that may occur because of cancellations made by phone during a hectic work period.

For questions regarding your registration, please contact the KASA office (800) 928-5272

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