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Connecting the Dots Among Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Organization: Leading Inside Out

In a central office position where you're overseeing large swaths of the organization, you have to lead yourself, lead your immediate staff, and then lead your district. Our previous school-level positions such as teachers, principals, etc., condition us to automatically lean toward taking care of the district and personally taking on these issues. But in these larger positions, it's crucial to continuously learn and build your team. By placing here first, enables you to be the best leader for district-wide impact.

Larry Dake

Dr. Larry Dake has served in leadership positions for over 12 years as a curriculum coordinator, building principal, and assistant superintendent overseeing personnel, instruction, and finance. He also teaches in the Binghamton University Educational Leadership program and mentors prospective and early career administrators.

His wife, Kelly, is an elementary school reading teacher and they have three children - two girls and a boy - Avery, Tyler, and Emma. 

Larry is the author of two books, Crisis Management: Effective Leadership to Avoid Early Burnout and Identifying Small Habits: Left Unchecked by School Leaders, Small Faults Can Become Major Cracks.  In addition, he is a contributing a
uthor on Dads, Leaders, & Father Figures, which will release in early 2023. 


School, A Magical Place!
Lile, a KY student will share a story of an inspiring vision of what kids might accomplish if given the opportunities to learn deeply and joyously! Imagine a place where learners gain purpose, agency, skills, mindsets, and most importantly, real knowledge, and at the same time create lasting & meaningful memories that leave a positive imprint for a lifetime. Yes, a school could be such a magical place!

Jake Lile

Lile is a 5th grade KY Student who enjoys public speaking and sharing his dream of what school could be.

Register Here!

February 9, 2023

Registration Includes: Summit Sessions, meals, materials & networking reception held Wednesday, February 8 at the Marriott East Hotel.

Early Bird Price (before January 10,2023)

$249 - Member
$349 - Nonmember

After January 10, 2023
$299 - Member
$399 - Nonmember

$139 plus tax
Click here and book your lodging at the Louisville Marriott East Hotel by January 23.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through January 20, 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 January 20, 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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