KSBA Interim Executive Director David Baird is pleased to announce the selection of the next director of the KSBA Policy and Procedures and the electronic school board eMeeting services.
Katrina M. Kinman has been with KSBA since 2008, first as a policy consultant, then as a senior policy consultant and program manager for the eMeeting service – KSBA’s virtually paperless board meeting service. A native of Frankfort, Kinman is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with bachelor (1987) and Master of Education degrees (2012).
She began working for the Franklin County Public Schools in 1999, eventually working as administrative assistant to the superintendent and two assistant superintendents. Upon joining KSBA five years ago, Katrina has provided day-to-day policy and procedure assistance to 48 districts. As program manager and lead trainer for the eMeeting Service, she has played an integral part in the growth of that program, which is being used by 69 school boards, 13 SBDM councils, the Kentucky Board of Education, the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Board of Control and two local government entities.
Kinman will succeed Dara Bass who is retiring at the end of December.
“You never really replace someone like Dara with her extensive experience and almost three decades with KSBA,” Baird said. “But we were very pleased with the applicant pool, and also with the qualities and experience that Katrina offered in her candidacy for the job. I’m confident our members – and especially the district personnel who regularly work with policy issues and the electronic meeting service – will be well served by the work she will be doing as a part of the association’s staff leadership team.”
A regular presenter at KSBA’s annual, summer and winter conferences, Kinman also has been on the programs at NSBA and American Association of State Policy Services conferences.