The Principal’s Leadership Series is KASA’s premier professional learning package.

This five-event series is designed for principals at all career stages and is directly aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and Kentucky’s Principal Performance Standards.

Each session provides 6 hours of EILA credit (total of 30) and provides both national and state level presenters addressing issues and initiatives important to today’s school leaders.  
Sessions can be selected individually or collectively with fee discounts applied for multiple selections.  


Essentials of School Management and Governance

This informative training will focus on key management functions such as planning, delegating, organizing, communicating, and leading in key areas that include chairing an SBDM council, dealing with personnel issues, managing school finances, and communicating with internal and external stakeholders. This session will heavily focus on the link between effective organizational structures and positive student achievement outcomes.
Facilitated by Wesley M. Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services and Owens Saylor, Director of Program Development
August 30, 2019

KASA Training Center, Frankfort

Disrupting Poverty: 5 Powerful Classroom Strategies

As part of the 2019-2020 National Leaders Series KASA welcomes Dr. William Parrett as he leads this important event.  Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Dr. Parrett’s work dispels harmful myths, explains the facts, and urges educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. He will share the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: (1) caring relationships and advocacy, (2) high expectations and support, (3) commitment to equity, (4) professional accountability for learning, and (5) the courage and will to act. Registration includes lunch served on-site.  Dr. Parrett’s book “Disrupting Poverty” co-authored with Kathleen Budge, will be on sale at the event.
Facilitated by Dr. William Parrett, Boise State University
September 26, 2019
KHSAA, Lexington


Data Informed Instructional Leadership

In this instructionally focused training, participants will design a model to monitor student progress and teacher effectiveness designed to meet learning targets and goals.  Participants will leave with a framework for data analysis and a template for developing actions to address identified needs.
Facilitated by Wesley M. Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services and Owens Saylor, Director of Program Development
November 1, 2019
KASA Training Center, Frankfort

Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division

Dr. Anthony Muhammad is one of the most sought-after educational consultants in North America. Drawing upon his study of 34 schools from around the country, Dr. Muhammad describes the underlying tensions that impact culture among educators in a school.  This training provides the framework for understanding dynamic relationships within a school culture and ensuring a positive environment that supports the changes necessary to improve learning for all students. The author explores many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history to reveal best practices for building healthy school cultures and describes the underlying tensions that impact school culture among four different groups of educators: Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors.
Registration includes lunch served on-site.  Dr. Muhammed’s book will be on sale at the event. 
Facilitated by Dr. Anthony Muhammad
December 2, 2019
Green River Region Education Cooperative (GRREC), Bowling Green


The Principal and Personnel Management

This important and unique learning opportunity has been designed to help principals effectively maneuver the complex nature of school personnel laws and requirements with the goals of improving student achievement and protecting the school and district from unnecessary legal problems. Real-life scenarios and conditional simulations will allow principals to work through various personnel situations and potential solutions.   
Facilitated by Dave Braswell, Upslope Solutions, and Wes Cornett, KASA Director of Professional Services
February 21, 2020
KASA Training Center, Frankfort




Registration Options
KASA Principal's Leadership Series Discount Package:
One-time registration for multiple sessions results in great savings!
All five events $899
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Individual Sessions
Essentials of School Management and Governance
August 30, 2019 * $189
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Disrupting Poverty: 5 Powerful Classroom Strategies
September 26, 2019 * $199
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Data Informed Instructional Leadership
November 1, 2019 * $189
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Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division
December 2, 2019 * $199
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The Principal and Personnel Management
February 21, 2020 * $189
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