The Principalship 2023: Managing Change through Communication, Collaboration, and Self Care
Being a principal/assistant principal is not for the faint of heart! This annual summit will provide opportunities to hear best practices from Kentucky leaders, learn from national keynote speakers, and to network with colleagues. This is a great opportunity for school and district teams to learn together.

By attending this summit administrators will leave with:
  • A clear understanding of professional ethics and how to deal with angry parents
  • Technology tools to help with daily tasks
  • Updated information on the coalition to Sustain the Education Profession
  • Principal survival tips
  • School law updates
  • Information on how to be prepares for a disaster such as flooding
  • An appreciation for the foster care system and how it impacts some students
  • Free curriculum for SEL and financial literacy
  • Networking connections
  • 6 hours of EILA credit
  • KASA swag

General Session Keynotes & Presenters

Culture, Politics and Angry parents: The Case for Professional Ethics
Public education has always been the backdrop to society's cultural and political skirmishes. This past year was no exception. Initiatives which have been central to the mission of public schooling for decades - equity, equality, inclusion, diversity and the deconstruction of barriers to thinking critically - have come under attack in numerous communities throughout the country. In many districts, school board members, administrators, teachers and school librarians are facing escalating hostility. Our professional ethics are inextricably intertwined for moments like there - strengthening our professional resolve regardless of circumstances.
Presented by Dr. Troy Hutchings

From Cheating Concerns to Open-Ended Opportunities: Embracing AI in Our Schools
Many school leaders hear about the challenges of artificial intelligence via warning from teachers about rampant cheating with ChatGPT. But the AI at your fingertips is much more than a quick fix for an English essay. Join Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend, for a practical discussion about the uses for AI that will make your life easier. This program will shed light on how AI is not just a tool for students but a powerful school leader ally that can significantly ease the administrative burden and open up a world of opportunities for enhancing the educational experience.
Presented by Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend

Moment of Inspiration
Our perspectives are shaped by our backgrounds, life experiences, and the people around us. As education leaders we must understand how our personal perspectives guide who we are and how those perspective impact those we serve. Once we understand this, we can begin to understand our stakeholder’s perspectives that guide them to interact with us and our communities. Principal Tim Isaacs has learned how his personal life experiences shaped his path as a school leader and guides his vision for what he wants Central Hardin High School to be for the students. In sharing his story, he hopes other school leaders can use his journey to help them develop their own path forward.

Presented by Tim Isaacs, Hardin County Schools

Lessons Learned from the Eastern Kentucky Flood
When it comes to unavoidable disasters, preparation is a school leader's number one defense. What happens when it comes during the summer months in the middle of the night? What is the defense against raging flood waters and how do you lead the school community through recovery? In this session, you will learn from Knott and Letcher counties who met this disaster head on and continue to lead their communities today. What are the lessons learned? How might leaders prepare for future events? And how might we connect organizations state and nationwide to assist with ongoing needs such as caring for staff and students through simple measures such as a coat for the winter. Don't miss this session and the opportunity to pose your questions direct to them.
Presented by Brandi Sims and Jennifer Dyer, Knott County Schools and Amber Stewart, Jennifer Couch and Scottie Billiter, Letcher County Schools

Click here to learn more about our Keynote Speakers 

Education Sessions
There is a wide array of education session topics to choose from like the teacher leader network, to legal updates, to surviving and thriving in your leadership position. There will be something to take away from every session provided.
Learn more


  8:00 A.M.  Doors Open & Registration
  8:30 A.M.  Opening General Session
10:00 A.M.  Comfort Break
10:15 A.M.  Concurrent Education Sessions 1
11:00 A.M.  Transition Break
11:10 A.M.  Concurrent Education Sessions 2
11:55 A.M.  Transition Break
12:05 P.M.  Networking Lunch  
  1:10 P.M.  Transition
  1:15 P.M.  Closing General Session
  3:00 P.M.  Summit Concludes

Register Onsite on October 25 at 8:00 a.m. EDT on the first floor of the Crowne Plaza, Louisville

October 25, 2023
Place: Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville
Earlybird rate (until 9/25/23)
$249 - Members
$349 - Nonmembers

After 9/25/23
$299 - Members
$399 - Nonmembers

Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville
Room Rate: $120.00 + Tax
Check-in: 3 p.m. 
Check-out: 11 a.m.
Book your lodging by October 10, 2023 click here to book online


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through October 3, 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 October 3, 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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