Kentucky Women in Education Leadership

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Women in Education Leadership: Treasures in Clay

Women by nature are nurturers that often give to others at the cost of themselves. The 2024 Kentucky Women in Education Leadership Forum will focus on celebrating the things that make female administrators unique while honing in on the need for self-care, along with personal and professional development. Join us as we hear from keynote speakers, network with other female administrators, and celebrate all things women. This year's forum is open to all female administrators who are invited by KWEL Cohort members. The incoming Cohort 7 will be inducted as part of the opening session. We hope you plan to join us.

New this year...
All women in education leadership will be invited to the Leadership Forum. Cohort 7 will be inducted into KWEL during the opening session. 

General Session Keynotes 

Heather French Henry, Global Game Changers
Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000, now serves as the Strategic Outreach Director at Global Game Changers. Inspired by her father, a disabled Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran, she advocates passionately for military veterans. As a mother and education advocate, Heather is dedicated to empowering teachers for a lasting impact on future generations.

Amanda Matthews, Prometheus Art
Amanda Matthews is an American sculptor/designer of public art and the space it inhabits. She is a writer, public speaker, the creator of the Nettie Depp sculpture at the Kentucky State Capitol, and the CEO of Prometheus Art, a Design/Build Firm located in Lexington, KY. 
A commitment to fairness, civil rights, and community is central to Matthews’ work, which recognizes and honors the plight of those who are marginalized and still seeking equal rights and representation.

Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter, Ed.S., Harrison County Schools
Jenny Lynn Hatter, assistant superintendent at Harrison County Public Schools boasts 29 years of education experience, spanning from teacher to her current role. With degrees from Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, she's devoted 23 years to KASA and four years to KWEL. She is passionate about human growth and motivation, discussing these subjects is a true privilege for her.

Rhonda Caldwell, CAE, Ed.D., KASA
Dr. Rhonda Caldwell, KASA's visionary executive director, drives growth through member engagement and strong partnerships. As the first female director, she implemented KWEL. An adventurous spirit, she's climbed the Great Wall of China and biked across the Golden Gate Bridge, and survived cancer in 2010. A Midway College graduate with an MBA from Campbellsville University and a doctorate from Northern Kentucky University, Rhonda holds the Certified Association Executive credential. She completed Cornell University’s Executive Women in Leadership program and is pursuing certified mastery of The Leadership Challenge®.

Learn more about our keynote speakers

Education Sessions
More information coming soon

Forum Reception
All KWEL members and guests are invited to a reception of celebration immediately following the conclusion of the general session of the KWEL Forum, January 24.
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Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, January 23
   3:00 p.m.  Orientation
   6:30 p.m.  Dinner

Wednesday, January 24
 12:00 p.m.  Registration Desk Opens
   1:00 p.m.  Opening General Session
   3:00 p.m.  Concurrent Education Session 1
   3:45 p.m.  Comfort Break
   4:00 p.m.  Concurrent Education Session 2
   4:45 p.m. Comfort Break/Hotel Check-In 
   6:00 p.m. Second General Session/Dinner 
   8:15 p.m. Reception 

Thursday, January 25
   7:45 a.m.  Breakfast
   9:00 a.m.  Closing General Session

Register Here

Date: January 24-25, 2024
Location: The Galt House, Louisville

$499 - Cohorts 1-6
$599 - Cohort 7 (includes $499 forum registration and $100 orientation registration)

Lodging: Book your lodging at the Galt House in Louisville here or call (800) 843-4258 using discount code 012324KWL by January 2, 2024.
Room Rate: West Tower - $139 • East Tower - $159

Parking: $15 East Tower Garage

Cancellation Policy
The KWEL Professional Network is a 12-month program that includes the annual Forum (January 24-25), 1:1 mentor support, webinars, contract negotiation strategies, situational coaching support, resume review support, interview prepping and coaching, and an exclusive online community for networking. Because these activities are spread over a one-year period, there is no option for cancellation and refund.

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