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Is your Subconscious Preventing you from Implementing Change?
We are all born with three hardwired biases that are always in our subconscious, influencing our thoughts and actions. The impact of these biases is seen in no place more than whenever we attempt to implement change. Subconscious biases occur within 200 milliseconds or less before conscious thoughts are formed. Research shows that becoming aware of how the brain produces these biases can increase awareness but, more importantly, help us program against any unintended negative outcome. Learn what always lurks in your mind, hindering change.

Horacio Sanchez, Resiliency Inc.
Horacio Sanchez is a highly sought-after speaker and educational consultant, helping schools learn to apply neuroscience to improve educational outcomes. He presents on diverse topics such as overcoming the impact of poverty, improving school climate, engaging in brain-based instruction, and addressing issues related to implicit bias. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on resiliency and applied brain science.

Horacio has been a teacher, administrator, clinician, mental health director, and consultant to school districts across the United States. Horacio sits on True Health Initiative Council of Directors, a coalition of more than 250 world-renowned health experts, committed to educating on proven principles of lifestyle as medicine. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Education Revolution, which applies brain science to improve instruction, behaviors, and school climate. His new book, The Poverty Problem, explains how education can promote resilience and counter poverty’s impact on brain development and functioning.

Keynote Session

More than Numbers: The Importance of Understanding the Relationship of the Finance Officer with Academic Administration (Superintendents, Chief Academic Officers and Principals).
This session will focus on understanding the importance of the critical relationship between the Finance Officer and Academic Administration of a school district to be successful. Attendees will get a deep insight to best practices and how both roles intertwine with each other.

Rodney Jackson, Fayette County Schools
Rodney O'Neal Jackson, a Lynch, KY native, holds degrees in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Kentucky. With a career spanning various roles, he joined Fayette County Schools in 1999 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Financial Accounting and Benefits Services, overseeing a budget of $1.1 Billion.

Certified in Grants Management and School Business Administration, Rodney O'Neal Jackson is a Certified School Financial Officer who completed Superintendent Cohort Certification in 2014. In May 2021, he received the KASBO Presidential Leadership Award. Acknowledged for PG Peeples Leadership, Kappa Alpha Psi Leadership & Dedication, and Excellence in Financial Stability, Rodney is a Rising Star recognized by the Lexington Young Professionals Association. Serving as President of the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials, he was appointed the SASBO Emerging Leader for Kentucky. Elected to the board of directors for the Kentucky Association of School Administrators in 2020, Rodney continues to make impactful contributions to education.
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February 9, 2024

Registration Includes: Summit Sessions, meals, materials & networking reception held Thursday, February 8 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville.


$399 - Member
$499 - Nonmember

Lodging: Book your lodging at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville call (844) 203-1276

Parking: Complimentary - Blue Horse and Main Entrance are closed due to construction.

Thank you to our sponsors!



Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through January 20, 2024, 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, 2024, 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.