Keynote Session Speakers


Opening Session:
High in Plain Sight: Current Drug Culture, Trends and Identifiers
This keynote session will provide school leaders with the ability, knowledge and confidence to help prevent and identify individuals who are abusing drugs and alcohol. There are several identifiers, logos and terms that are commonly related to drug (illegal and over the counter) and alcohol abuse, marijuana abuse, and drug concealment on school, home, and work property. These items, along with much more, will be discussed. Also, over 85 visual aids will be referenced during the training.

Attendees of the High in Plain Sight class, will be able to:

  • Quickly identify alcohol and drug use and abuse indicators of possible at-risk individuals, through products, stash compartments, clothing brands, lingo, music lyrics, etc.
  • Recognize the current drug culture at first observation or interview, including Delta 8 and 10
  • Identify concealment methods for alcohol and drugs in the classroom or workplace, including vaping 
  • Provide education for improved policy and procedures regarding current alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention
  • Recognize area specific alcohol and drug abuse information and content in relations to trends, culture and identifiers

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. 

Second Session:
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.

Closing Session:

#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 as we aim for Sine Die, April 15. Join Co-chairs of the Coalition to Sustain the Education Profession Supts. Terrie Morgan (Hardin Co.), David Meinschein (Livingston Co.) and KASA’s Director of Government Affairs Bob Rowand and Executive Director Rhonda Caldwell for this informative and lively discussion.
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

Registration now closed
*Join us on site to register starting at 7:30 a.m. EST 

March 21-22

Registration includes: Summit sessions, materials

Up to 9 Hours of EILA/Finance Officer Credit or 6 CLE hours

Early Bird

Member - $349
Nonmember- $449

After Early Bird Closes (3/1/24)
Member - $399
Nonmember - $499

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

Parking: Central Bank Center parking lot is located in lot across from Rupp Arena
Cost: $16 day (requires cashless payment – debit/credit card required).
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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through March 1, 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 April 24, 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.

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