Kentucky School Advocate
Nearly 300 board members, administrators, district staff and education industry leaders came together in Lexington July 15-16 for KSBA’s 2022 Summer Leadership Institute. Board members earned state-mandated training hours on a range of topics while networking with peers from across the state. Participants also networked with more than two dozen exhibitors.
KSBA welcomed Phil Gore (above), director of Board Services for the Vermont School Boards Association, as Friday keynote speaker. Gore combined his vast expertise in board team development with his love of mountain climbing. On Saturday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason Glass (left) introduced the audience to the Kentucky Department of Education’s new vision: “United We Learn.”
SLI coincided with the 17th Annual Summer Conference of the Kentucky Organization of Superintendents’ Administrative Assistants where attendees heard from the Kentucky State Police on background checks. The KSBA Educational Foundation board of directors convened during SLI and five directors completed terms of service. Outgoing members recognized for their service: former Elizabethtown Ind. Schools board member Joe Brothers, Peggy Sue Downs of Marion Co. Schools, Steve Becker of Danville Ind. Schools, Linda Duncan of Jefferson Co. Public Schools and Becky Burgett of Gallatin Co. Schools.