Keynote Session Speakers
Officer Jermaine Galloway, Tall Cop
About the Presenter
Officer Galloway, a Texan, known nationally as The Tall Cop, has worked in substance abuse prevention and education for over 20 years. The Tall Cop has conducted trainings in every US state and Canada, and currently devotes thousands of hours each year to training professionals and communities on drug and alcohol prevention, education, and enforcement. To date, The Tall Cop has trained more than 825,000 professional and community members. The Tall Cop has conducted more than 9,600 community scans, identifying the drug culture and climate.
Culture, Politics and Angry Parents: The Case for Professional Ethics
Public education has often served as the backdrop to society's cultural and political skirmishes and these past couple of years have been no exception. Initiatives which have been central to the mission of public schooling for decades - eqity, equality, inclusion, diversity and the deconstruction of barriers for all students - have come under attack in communities throughout the country. In many districts, individual school board members, administrators, teachers and school librarians have encountered verbal and virtual hostility.
This presentation will examine common tactics, toolkits and talking points employed by various organizations that fuel confrontations at the local level. Additionally, it will offer strategies to assist educational leaders in navigating this challenging landscape while effectively communicating the ethos of the education profession to their schooling communities.
Troy Hutchings, NASDTEC
Troy Hutchings is a leading authority in professional ethics, educator misconduct, and ethical teaching practices. He is a sought-after speaker who engages audiences across the United States, Canada, and Japan, presenting to state and national policy makers and practitioners. Hutchings provides expert witness testimony in judicial hearings, collaborates on policy initiatives with government agencies, and has been instrumental in shaping national resources and initiatives, including the Model Code of Ethics for Educators. As Senior Policy Advisor for NASDTEC, he brings extensive experience from his 15-year tenure in university teaching, research, and administration, as well as 16 years in K-12 education as a teacher, administrator, and coach. Additionally, he spent four years advancing educator ethics with a non-profit educational research organization.
#KYGA24: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
With only 4 days remaining in the 2024 General Assembly, we will delve into the key highlights, challenges, and controversial aspects of bills impacting education. Learn more about bills signed into law and those still in play aim for Sine Die, April 15.
Presented by the David Meinschein, Livingston Co. Schools, and Terrie Morgan, Hardin Co. Schools, the Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession Co-Chairs, Rhonda Caldwell, CAE, Ed.D., KASA, Bob Rowland, KASA and other guests