KASB Leadership Services announces 2019-20 BOLD class

Twenty administrators from across Kansas have been named to KASB’s third class of BOLD school leaders.

The Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program focuses on the day-to-day operating and long-range planning that is needed to run a school district. The program helps develop knowledge on building and facilities master planning, technology planning, finance strategies, procurement processes, school security, risk management and human resources.

The BOLD program includes six day-long training sessions developed by KASB leadership staff, KASB business partners and experts from across the state.

“This is our third year for this innovative leadership program,” said Randy Weseman, KASB assistant executive director/leadership services. “These individuals are already proven leaders. This program provides opportunities to expand their knowledge and skill in specific areas of school district operations and management.”

KASB Leadership Services has announced the 2019-20 class.

Those selected are: Craig Bagshaw, assistant superintendent/principal at Chetopa-St. Paul USD 505; John Barnett, superintendent/principal at Rolla USD 217; Ron Barry, superintendent at Halstead-Bentley USD 440; Hollie Becker, assistant superintendent at Lansing USD 469; Traci Becker, superintendent at Stafford USD 349; Quentin Breese, superintendent at Concordia USD 333; John Cannon, principal at Lyons USD 405; Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent at Abilene USD 435; Scott Dial, principal at Shawnee Heights USD 450; Wendy Goodrum, finance director at Wellington USD 353; Adam Hatfield, superintendent at Wellington USD 353; Shane Hecox, finance director at Buhler USD 313; Audrey Herbst, principal at Little River-Windom USD 444; Ted Hessong, superintendent at Fort Scott USD 234; Melissa Kennedy, principal at Buhler USD 313; Leticia Porter, director of elementary education at Bonner Springs USD 204; Lori Ray, superintendent at Parsons USD 502; Tige Stone, principal at Renwick USD 267; Jamie Wetig, superintendent at Ashland USD 220; Josh Woodward, curriculum director, state/federal grants, at Perry Lecompton USD 343.

BOLD was created in response to a growing number of requests for assistance from Kansas school district administrators who must juggle their daily interactions with students, staff and the community while also focusing on building and facilities planning, school security, transportation, food service and more.

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