Second class of BOLD school leaders starts today

KASB’s second class of BOLD school leaders kicks off today in Lawrence.

The Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program focuses on developing knowledge on building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources.

After introductions and an overview of the BOLD program, the school administrators Tuesday will hear about the art of board relationships from KASB leadership staff.

Then BOLD participants will hear from a panel of present and former school board members that includes Basehor USD 458 board member Dayna Miller, Washington USD 108 board member Rod Stewart and former Lawrence USD 497 board members Scott Morgan and Cindy Yulich. Both Miller and Stewart are past presidents of KASB.

On Wednesday, BOLD will focus on tech system management and talk with k12itc President Brad Sandt.

The next BOLD session will be held Nov. 14-15 in Goddard.

The members of the BOLD class are: Kellen Adams, executive director of fiscal and support services at El Dorado USD 490; Susan Beesen, superintendent at Centre USD 397; Richard Bell, assistant superintendent of personnel and operations at Maize USD 266; Ben Boothe, director of secondary education at Gardner Edgerton USD 231; Justin Burche , assistant superintendent/ interim high school principal at Osawatomie USD 367; Juanita Erickson, superintendent at Neodesha USD 461; Vince Evans, director of special services at Derby USD 260; Jim Goracke, superintendent at Sterling USD 376; Angela Holloway Payne, superintendent at Stafford USD 349; Michael Janzen, assistant superintendent at Circle USD 375; Troy Langdon, principal at Fort Larned USD 495; Jake Potter, director of public relations at Leavenworth USD 453; Deanna Scherer, principal at Effingham USD 377; Shelly Swayne, superintendent at Russell County USD 407; Bryce Wachs, superintendent at Fort Larned USD 495; Matt Ward, assistant superintendent at Augusta USD 402; Cathi Wilson, superintendent/ principal at Oxford USD 358; and Donna Zerr, principal at Augusta USD 402.

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