Leadership for Tomorrow and BOLD

Leadership Programs and Classes

KASB offers two comprehensive leadership programs: Leadership for Tomorrow and BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development). Click on the images or links below to learn more!

Leadership for Tomorrow

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Board members, superintendents and administrators explore change theories and strategies, gain training in leadership skills and expand understanding of education key issues for effective governance and raising student achievement. Visits to local schools, classroom observations and presentations provide a foundation for class discussion and collaborative analysis of issues and opportunities of Kansas education.

Through five two-day sessions, the KASB Leadership for Tomorrow program creates a greater understanding of the Kansas public education system and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills for effective governance and raising student achievement. In the past 13 years 221 school leaders have completed the program.

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Business
Operations
Leadership
Development

Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) is the newest program developed by KASB Leadership Services. The program is in its third  year.

The program focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics: Building and facilities master planning; Technology planning; Finance strategies and planning; Procurement processes; School security; Risk management; and Human resource management. Six sessions at locations around the state were developed by KASB leadership staff. KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners lead the training at each of the day long events.

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KASB BOLD

Class 2018-2019

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Session Pictures
June 13-14, 2019
November 14 and 15, 2018
October 24 and 25, 2018

Inaugural Class 2017-2018
KASB BOLD

Graduation Day!
Class 2017-2018
Session Pictures

KASB BOLD session set for Topeka on Thursday and Friday

The first meeting of this year’s KASB BOLD class will convene this week and cover sessions on school board relationships, building leadership teams and problem solving. The Thursday-Friday meeting will be held at KASB’s headquarters in Topeka and feature talks from KASB executive staff and former KASB presidents Frank Henderson Jr., a member of the Seaman USD 345 board and NSBA board, and Patrick Woods, a member of the Topeka USD 501 board. In its third year, the Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) program includes six training sessions developed by KASB leadership staff, KASB business partners and experts from across the...

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October issue of KASB School Board Review is available

Articles on education equity, the effect of social media on our students, the school bond environment, KASB’s upcoming annual conference and more are featured in the October issue of School Board Review, which is available online here. This month’s publication includes the final installment of KASB Associate Executive Director of Advocacy and Communications Mark Tallman’s analysis of equity in student success. KASB Executive Director John Heim writes about how young people today face challenges their parents didn’t — namely that their exploits are recorded forever in the digital world. KASB’s Rob Gilligan, government relations specialist, analyzes opportunities to reinvest in school...

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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...

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September issue of School Board Review is out; focus on vaping

The September issue of the KASB School Board Review focuses on the alarming increase in the use of e-cigarettes by young Kansans and includes articles covering numerous other education issues. The issue, available here online and in the mail to school leaders, also includes columns by KASB President Shannon Kimball and Executive Director John Heim. In addition, Mark Tallman, KASB’s associate executive director of advocacy and communications, provides further analysis of the achievement gap in the second installment of a three-part series. SBR also includes coverage of KASB’s Board of Directors, Legislative Committee and Workers Compensation Committee; KASB Annual Survey data;...

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Applications sought for 2019-2020 BOLD class

KASB BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development), a leadership development opportunity for new superintendents (within the first two years in their position) and aspiring superintendents, is seeking applications the 2019-2020 class.  Application deadline is Sept. 13, 2019. The 2019-2020 class will be announced by Sept. 23, 2019, and the first class session is scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18, 2019.  Participants will be selected based on their current role in their district. New superintendents or aspiring superintendents in the early stages of their career will be given first consideration. Gender, ethnicity, district size, and region of the state will also be considered...

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Highlights from 2018-19 KASB BOLD Final Session

[Read Related Story Here] Derby USD 260 hosted the final session for this year’s BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development) Class on June 13 and 14. The class spent the first afternoon learning from KASB Risk Management Group’s Rod Spangler and Jeremy Woydziak. A panel discussing health insurance benefits included Kati Wolfgang, Wamego USD 320 director of human resources, Russ Miller, Andover USD 385 assistant superintendent for human resources, Matt Morford Newton USD 373 director of business services, and Larry Lyder, Lakin USD 215 superintendent of schools. A second panel joined the group to discuss district risk management profiles with a focus...

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Graduation day for BOLD class

[Read Related Story Here] The KASB BOLD Class of 2018-2019 graduated June 14 following a year-long program that included sessions on building and facilities master planning; technology planning; finance strategies and planning; procurement processes; school security; risk management; and human resource management. This is the second year for KASB BOLD (Business Operations Leadership Development). Participants are selected through an application process, with aspiring superintendents or new superintendents (within first couple of years) given first consideration. The 2018-2019 class included 17 members who participated in sessions lead by KASB staff and guest speakers, including outstanding school leaders and subject matter experts from across...

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Derby USD 260 shares 2018 bond election path to success during final KASB BOLD class session

The  path followed by Derby USD 260 to the successful passage of a $114 million bond issue was shared during the closing session for this year’s KASB BOLD class last Friday.  This was the sixth and final session for the 2019 KASB BOLD Class which met June 13 and 14 in Derby.  BOLD, Business Operations Leadership Development, focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics: building and facilities master planning; technology planning; finance strategies and planning; procurement processes; school security; risk management; and human resource management. The class includes administrators from KASB members across the state.  Derby’s school bond election...

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Lakin, Garden City show LFT class programs that lead to student success

By Leah Fliter, Lfliter@kasb.org “If you believe in it, it will happen” was the overarching theme of KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow trip to Lakin and Garden City. Although the school districts are markedly different in size and student demographics, their belief in the mission of serving students is the same. Leadership for Tomorrow offers school board members and school administrators the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Kansas public school system and increase their leadership skills. Over the course of five two-day visits, the LFT class travels across the state to observe and discuss issues and opportunities in...

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KASB Leadership for Tomorrow traveling to Lakin, Garden City

The 2019 class of KASB Leadership for Tomorrow will be learning about school programs in Lakin in Garden City this week. On Thursday, the group will hear presentations in Lakin USD 215 on school redesign at the grade, middle and high school levels. On Friday at Garden City USD 457, the group will take a tour and hear presentations on numerous issues, including the teacher shortage, civic engagement and post secondary success. Leadership for Tomorrow gives board members, superintendents and administrators time to participate in leadership skill training and expand their understanding of education key issues. Through five two-day sessions, the class...

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LFT in Manhattan for school safety and communications training

The Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2019 was in Manhattan Thursday and Friday for sessions on school safety and media training. The class, which is comprised of school board members, superintendents and administrators from across the state, spent Thursday afternoon observing USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden’s annual active violence scenario drill at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary school. The drill, held each summer at a different district school, involves intensive cooperation between the school district, police, fire and emergency medical first responders. Manhattan-Ogden Communications and Safety Director Michele Jones told LFT that the summertime drills have been nearly ten years in the making, beginning with...

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KASB’s LFT class headed to Manhattan to study school safety, careers for students

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow class will be focusing on student safety and connecting students with career opportunities during its meeting this week in Manhattan USD 383.  School leaders from across Kansas are participating in the 2019 leadership program, which focuses on developing leadership skills and increasing the understanding of key education issues to raise student achievement.  On Thursday, the group will observe a violence drill at Roosevelt Elementary and then participate in a “Leadership through Crisis” session led by KASB’s Gary Sechrist, leadership services field specialist.  On Friday, the class will work on crisis communication and media training, led by KASB’s Carol...

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Leadership for Tomorrow class learns powerful lessons in southeast Kansas

By Leah Fliter, lfliter@kasb.org KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow program visited Coffeyville and Neodesha in May for powerful lessons about school redesign, community partnerships, and change theory. More than 200 school board members, superintendents and administrators have participated in LFT over the past 13 years. Visits to local schools, classroom observations and presentations provide a foundation for class discussion and analysis of issues and opportunities in Kansas education. Class members explore change theories and strategies, gain training in leadership skills and expand their understanding of education key issues for effective governance and raising student achievement. `Empathy education’ in Coffeyville Coffeyville USD 445 is one...

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New edition of KASB School Board Review is available

The new issue of School Board Review is available and features stories on the emphasis on early childhood services, a call for school board service as the candidate filing deadline nears, a wrap up of the legislative session and a look at what’s on the horizon for educators. The June issue is available here online and will be mailed out early next week. The edition also contains advice for school boards to reflect on what they did the past year to drive student success, a preview of the new task force that will recommend ways to address bullying, analyses of trends...

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KASB Leadership for Tomorrow heads to Coffeyville, Neodesha

KASB Leadership for Tomorrow will hit the road this week for learning sessions at Coffeyville USD 445 and Neodesha USD 461.  At Coffeyville on Thur. May 2, the group will cover numerous topics including school-based community health, trauma-informed care, student-led marketing and retail endeavors.  On Fri. May 3, LFT will visit classrooms in Neodesha and discuss transformations under the Kansans Can School Redesign project.  LFT members are also studying and will be reporting on the works of several change theorists.   Leadership for Tomorrow gives board members, superintendents and administrators time to explore education theories and strategies, participate in leadership skill training and expand...

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LFT class hears from two Gemini districts

By Scott Rothschild, srothschild@kasb.org & Carol Pitts, cpitts@kasb.org During the first session of KASB’s 2019 Leadership for Tomorrow class, class members learned about the diversity of Kansas school districts and ways to make informed, reasonable decisions that will affect student success. As part of a get-to-know-you exercise, the class of 27 board members and administrators from across Kansas lined up from smallest enrollment district to largest; then from smallest to largest district in area and from the district with the lowest poverty rate to the one with the highest rate. The exercise showed the variance in Kansas’ 286 districts. Members also noted...

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KASB’s 2019 Leadership for Tomorrow class begins work

The first session of KASB’s 2019 Leadership for Tomorrow class meets this week with visits to Beloit USD 273 and North Ottawa County USD 239. The LFT class of 27 public education leaders from across Kansas will get to know each other, hear from KASB experts on leadership and from Beloit and North Ottawa County school leaders. Both districts have been realigning school operations as part of the “Gemini” portion of the Kansans Can School Redesign Project. The LFT class will meet at Beloit High School on Thursday and Minneapolis High School on Friday. LFT gives board members, superintendents and administrators time...

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KASB Leadership for Tomorrow

KASB's Leadership for Tomorrow program provides board of education members and district-level administration a chance to visit districts and communities throughout Kansas and develop a greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges that unite us!

Topics include:

  • Education Trends, State Initiatives and Impact on Student Achievement.
  • Advocacy at the State and National Levels
  • Leading Change in the Local Community
  • Community Engagement and Creating Collaborative Cultures
  • Leadership Trends and Change Theories
  • Communications Training, Crisis Communications and Media Relations

What’s Involved?

  • Four sessions conducted at different locations across the state.
  • Faculty includes Kansas education practitioners, local and state leaders.
  • Sessions are a mix of onsite visits and participants’ interaction and discussions.
  • The curriculum is designed to build capacity through discovery and interaction. Participants are strongly encouraged to participant in all sessions

Business
Operations
Leadership
Development

A BOLD new project from KASB's Leadership Services!

Develop the knowledge and leadership skills you need to build consensus with the board and community for plans and decisions.

Applications are now being sought for the third cohort class of KASB's newest leadership development program: Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD).

The program is in its third year. The program focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics: Building and facilities master planning; Technology planning; Finance strategies and planning; Procurement processes; School security; Risk management; and Human resource management. Six sessions at locations around the state were developed by KASB leadership staff. KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners lead the training at each of the day long events.

The program focuses on enhancing skills and knowledge around the following topics.

  • Building and facilities master planning;
  • Technology planning;
  • Finance strategies and planning;
  • Procurement processes;
  • School security;
  • Risk management; and
  • Human resource management.

Six sessions at locations around the state were developed by KASB leadership staff. KASB staff, experts from across the state and KASB partners lead the training at each of the day long events.

Randy Weseman, KASB assistant executive director/leadership services, presents a report to the KASB Board of Directors in March 2018 about KASB BOLD.

Congratulations to KASB BOLD Class 2019-2020

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.

“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.”

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

2019-2020 BOLD Class participants include:

  • Craig Bagshaw, assistant superintendent/principal, Chetopa-St. Paul USD 505;
  • John Barnett, superintendent/principal, Rolla USD 217;
  • Ron Barry, superintendent, Halstead-Bentley USD 440;
  • Hollie Becker, assistance superintendent, Lansing USD 469;
  • Traci Becker, superintendent, Stafford USD 349;
  • Quentin Breese, superintendent, Concordia USD 333;
  • John Cannon, principal, Lyons USD 405;
  • Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent, Abilene USD 435;
  • Scott Dial, principal, Shawnee Heights USD 450;
  • Wendy Goodrum, finance director, Wellington USD 353;
  • Adam Hatfield, superintendent, Wellington USD 353;
  • Shane Hecox, finance director, Buhler USD 313;
  • Audrey Herbst, principal, Little River-Windom USD 444;
  • Ted Hessong, superintendent, Fort Scott USD 234;
  • Melissa Kennedy, Buhler Elementary School principal, Buhler USD 313;
  • Leticia Porter, director of elementary education, 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, Perry Lecompton USD 343.

Class of 2019-2020 Session Dates

Session locations will be announced in the near future. All sessions will take place in the Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita areas.

  • SESSION 1
    12 p.m. Thursday, 10/17/19 to 1 p.m. Friday, 10/18/19
    KASB Topeka
  • SESSION 2
    12 p.m. Thursday, 11/14/19 to 1 p.m. Friday, 11/15/19
    Basehor-Linwood USD 458 District Office

*Optional Event January 15-16, 2020: KASB / USA Kansas Advocacy in Action Workshop Topeka

  • SESSION 3
    12 p.m. Thursday, 2/13/20 to 1 p.m. Friday, 2/14/20
    Location TBA
  • SESSION 4
    12 p.m. Thursday, 3/12/20 to 1 p.m. Friday, 3/13/20
    Location TBA
  • SESSION 5
    12 p.m. Thursday, 4/16/20 to 1 p.m. Friday, 4/17/20
    Location TBA
  • SESSION 6 and Graduation
    12 p.m. Monday, 6/15/20 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, 6/16/20
    Location TBA

Application and Selection

KASB members may submit an application for participation in KASB BOLD. Applications for the 2019-2020 year are closed. The application window for 2020-2021 will open in August 2020.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will outline how the BOLD program can be beneficial to their professional growth and their district's improvement efforts.

Participants will be selected based on current role. Aspiring superintendents or superintendents in the early stages of their careers will be given first consideration. Additional consideration will be given to gender, ethnicity, district size, and region as cadre is formed to achieve a balance across these criteria.


Tuition and Costs (2019)

A tuition of $750 will be assessed for each applicant accepted. The $750 tuition covers, all meals and materials throughout the six sessions. Participants will be responsible for their own lodging and travel cost.


Expectation of Participants

This program is designed to develop leadership and expertise in the operational aspects of public school districts. Attendance and active participation are required to successfully complete the program. Participants may need to reimburse KASB for expenses of sessions missed if they do not attend all six sessions.

The inaugural class of KASB's Leadership for Tomorrow was held during the 2004-2005 school year. 

Classes have been held every year since then with the exception of the school year 10-11.

Total Number of Graduates as of the 2017 Class.

  • 117 Board of Education Members
  • 104 Superintendents, District and Building Administrators
  • 2 KASB Staff Members

Recent Past Agendas

Class of 2018 Agendas

Class of 2017 Agendas

Class of 2016/17 Agendas

Class of 2015/16 Agendas

[Topeka Kansas December 1, 2018] Twenty-six education leaders from across Kansas recently completed a year-long leadership development class sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Boards.

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018 was chosen last January through a nomination and application process focusing on individual leadership in public education and participation in activities that promote effective governance and raise student achievement. They were recognized during the KASB Annual Conference in Overland Park Dec. 1, 2018.

KASB Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2018

2018 KASB Leadership for Tomorrow

Back row, left to right: Brett Nelson, Mahattan-Ogden USD 383; Bill Day, Lyons USD 405 Jim McMullen, Olathe USD 233; Dr. Letitia Porter, Bonner Springs/Edwardsville USD 204; Paige Crum, Haysville USD 261; Angie Stallbuamer, KASB; Bryce Matteson, Haven USD 312; Dr. Steve Noble, Seaman USD 345; Dr. Julie Cannizzo, Goddard USD 265; Jamie Rumford, Scott County USD 466;  Quentin Breese, Concordia USD 333; Kristina Lemman, Colby USD 315; Tonya Bell,  Neodesha USD 461; and Jason Herman, Olathe USD 233. Not pictured: Shanna Rector.

Front row, left to right: Tony Helfrich, Pratt USD 282; Clark Wedel, Haven USD 312; Doug Berryman, Augusta USD 402; Joan Simoneau, Burrton USD 369; Denise O’Dea, Washington Co. USD 108; Cathy Macfarlane, Paola USD 368; Julie Hedrick, Wichita USD 259; Rachel Zade, De Soto USD 232; and Dr. Scott Friesen, Inman USD 448.

KASB Leadership for Tomorrow Alumni

  • James Adams, Board of Education, Seaman USD 345
  • Art Baker, Superintendent, Clifton-Clyde USD 224
  • Rick Behrens, Board of Education, Kansas City Kansas USD 500
  • Chad Burman, Board of Education, Cimarron USD 102
  • William Cook, Board of Education, Erie USD 101
  • Aaric Davis, Superintendent, Royal Valley USD 337
  • Jeff Ellis, Board of Education, Mulvane USD 263
  • Kelly Franke, Board of Education, Paola USD 368
  • Angela Handy, Board of Education, De Soto USD 232
  • Penny Hargrove, Mingus Union High School District, Cottonwood, Arizona; former Superintendent, Hiawatha, Kansas USD 415
  • Janell Harman, Board of Education, Inman USD 448
  • Adrian Howie, Superintendent, Hugoton USD 210
  • Steve Karlin, Superintendent, Garden City USD 457
  • George Leary, Superintendent, Moundridge USD 423
  • Brian Leighty, Board of Education, Dighton USD 482
  • Karl Matlack, Board of Education, Burrton USD 369
  • Mike Morrison, Board of Education, Topeka USD 501
  • Eric Norstrom, Board of Education, Canton Galva USD 419
  • Steve Richards, Board of Education, Newton USD 373
  • Bill Rinkenbaugh, Board of Education, Augusta USD 402
  • Sara Smith, Board of Education, Vermillion USD 380
  • Chris Vignery, Superintendent North Ottawa Co USD 239
  • Scott Wilson, Board of Education, Andover USD 385
  • Jason Winbolt, Board of Education, Spring Hill USD 230
  • Tim Winter, Superintendent, Wamego USD 320

  • Jeremy Boldra, superintendent, Flinthills USD 492;
  • Katina Brenn, superintendent, Colby USD 315;
  • Barb Brittan, board of education, Abilene USD 435;
  • Dale Brungardt, superintendent, Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo USD 327;
  • Rick Burgess, board of education, Lyons USD 405;
  • Lori Church, attorney, Kansas Association of School Boards;
  • Cindy Couchman, assistant superintendent, Buhler USD 313;
  • Justin Coup, superintendent, Solomon USD 393;
  • Shannon Culver, board of education, Woodson Co. USD 366;
  • Amy Garver, principal, Basehor-Linwood Middle School, Basehor-Linwood USD 458;
  • Dr. Jackie Glasgow, board of education, Wellington USD 353;
  • Mike Gower, superintendent, Phillipsburg USD 325;
  • Art Gutierrez, board of education, Emporia USD 253;
  • Sandra Halling, board of education, Bucklin USD 459;
  • Pat Happer, superintendent, Jefferson West USD 340;
  • Adam Hatfield, principal, Wellington High School, Wellington USD 353;
  • Nicole Hawkins, board of education, Goddard USD 265;
  • Jerry Hodson, superintendent, Chapman USD 473;
  • Lori Johnson, board of education, Girard USD 248;
  • Doug Lockwood, board of education, Turner-Kansas City USD 202;
  • Liz Maisberger-Clark, administrator, KASB Workers Compensation Fund, Inc.;
  • Angie McDonald, director of instruction, McPherson USD 418;
  • Jo McFadden, principal, Inman Elementary, Inman USD 448;
  • Gina McGowan, board of education, Ellsworth-Kanopolis-Geneseo USD 327;
  • Mischel Miller, superintendent, Vermillion USD 380;
  • John Montford, principal, Sunnyside Elementary, Dodge City USD 443;
  • Barb Sewing, board of education, Stafford USD 349;
  • Daryl Stegman, superintendent, Spearville USD 381;
  • Mike Stegman, superintendent, Cimarron Ensign USD 102;
  • Brad Stratton, board of education, Shawnee Mission USD 512;
  • Khris Thexton, interim superintendent, Great Bend USD 428;
  • Greg Tice, board of education, Renwick USD 267;
  • Brett White, assistant superintendent, Andover USD 385.

Gail Billman School Board Member Labette County USD 506

Shawn Cardin School Board Member Central Heights USD 288

Cheryl Cook Superintendent Lyndon USD 421

Tim Cruz School Board Member Garden City USD 457

Aron Dody Superintendent North Lyon County USD 251

Leah Fliter School Board Member Manhattan USD 383

Rod Garman Associate Superintendent Topeka Seaman USD 345

Jeff Hersh Associate Superintendent Goddard USD 265

Ron Langston School Board Member Jefferson Co North USD 339

Steve Lilly Superintendent McLouth USD 342

Matt Meek Associate Superintendent Paola USD 368

Stuart Moeckel Principal Victoria USD 432

Bill Mullins Superintendent Marysville USD 364

Gregg Noel School Board Member Abilene USD  435

Lyn Rantz Superintendent Tonganoxie USD 464

Ty Rhodes Principal Hesston USD 460

Jeff Rollins School Board Member Satanta USD 507

Larry Roth Superintendent Sedgwick USD 439

Lacee Sell Superintendent Chapman USD 473

Jayson Strickland Associate Superintendent KCKPS USD 500

Phil Wilson Superintendent Norton USD 211

Rhonda Wince School Board Member McPherson USD 418

John Wyrick Superintendent Labette County USD 506

Ryan Ausmus Board of Education Dodge City USD 443

Mike Berblinger Superintendent Buhler USD 313

Denise Guy Superintendent Abilene USD 435

Dr. Evelyn Hill Board of Education Kansas City Kansas USD 500

Rodger Hilton Assistant Superintendent Ulysses USD 214

Chris Jewell Board of Education Liberal USD 480

Amy Martin Board of Education Olathe USD 233

Shelly Martin Superintendent Parsons USD 503

Matt McCabe Board of Education Buhler USD 313

Scott Myers Board of Education Jefferson West USD 340

Dave Otis Board of Education Ulysses USD 214

David Ottley Superintendent Victoria USD 432

Nathan Reed Superintendent Fairfield USD 310

Mike Rodee Board of Education Wichita USD 259

Kevin Schasteen Board of Education Paola USD 368

TinaRae Scott Board of Education Morris County USD 417

Rod Stewart Board of Education Washington County USD 108

Susan Beeson, Superintendent, Chetopa-St. Paul USD 505

Joyce Carter, School Board Membe, Great Bend USD 428

Becky Cooper, School Board Member, SE of Saline USD 306

Tammie Hall, McCune Principal, Southeast USD 247

Janel Johnson, School Board Member, Topeka USD 501

Dr. Rose Kane, Superintendent, Belle Plaine USD 357

Janet Sprecker , School Board Member, Derby USD USD 260

Lynette Turney, School Board Member, Belle Plaine USD 357

Mike Wiley, Principa, Basehor-Linwood MS USD 458

Dennis Wilson, School Board Member, Labette County USD 506

Dave Younger, Superintendent, Ulysses USD 214

Susan Brinkman Board of Education Emporia USD 253

Jean Clifford Board of Education Garden City USD 457

Larry Combs Superintendent  North Ottawa USD 239

Nedra Elbl Board of Education Salina USD 305

Carole Farthing Board of Education Independence USD 446

Deborah Hamm Superintendent Newton USD 373

Pam Lawson Board of Education  McPherson USD 418

Mark Littell Assistant Superintendent Winfield USD 465

Mark Polifka Board of Education Ellis USD 388

Richard Proffitt Superintendent Southeast of Saline USD 306

Sherry Reeves Principal Basehor-Linwood USD 458

Amy Schwein Board of Education Wamego USD 320

Jerry Seim Board of Education Southeast of Saline USD 306

Laura Umphenour Board of Education Jayhawk USD 346

Kelly Arnberger Superintendent Palco USD 269

Lori Blake Board of Education Southeast of Saline USD 306

Bruce Bray Board of Education Canton-Galva USD 419

Mark K. Crawford Superintendent Hugoton USD 210

Ben Jacobs Superintendent Ellinwood USD 355

Alan Jamison Superintendent Caldwell USD 360

Darrel Kohlman Superintendent Nemaha Valley USD 442

Margaret Nightengale Board of Education Ulysses USD 214

Robert Young Superintendent Wallace County USD 241

Glenn Fortmayer Superintendent Cunningham USD 332

Bonnie Deiter Assistant Superintendent Ulysses USD 214

Betty Arnold Board of Education Wichita USD 259

Jerrod Daniels Board of Education Stanton County USD 452

Dayna Miller Board of Education Basehor-Linwood USD 458

Richard Spencer Superintendent Rolla USD 217

Danny Fulton Superintendent Caney Valley USD 436

Mark Hauptman Assistant Superintendent Hays USD 489

Phil Mahan Superintendent Mill Creek Valley USD 329

Robert McCalla Board of Education Augusta USD 402

Angie Schreiber Board of Education Emporia USD 253

Carol Viar Board of Education Southeast of Saline USD 306

Marsha Beard Associate Superintendent Maize USD 266

Fred Dierksen Superintendent Sterling USD 376

Sherry Edmundson Superintendent Brewster USD 314

Janice Fahrenholtz Board of Education Greeley County Schools USD 200

John Fast Superintendent Goessel USD 411

Barb Fuller Board of Education Wichita USD 259

Bill Hall Superintendent Ulysses USD 214

Frank Henderson Board of Education Seaman USD 345

Justin Henry Superintendent Southeast of Saline USD 306

Lori Hisle Board of Education Blue Valley USD 229

Mark Hornbaker Board of Education Stafford USD 349

David Howard Assistant Superintendent Basehor-Linwood USD 458

Royce Powelson Superintendent Jayhawk USD 346

Bill Seidl Superintendent Canton-Galva USD 419

C. Patrick Woods Board of Education Topeka USD 501

Gemma Austin

Board of Education

Stafford USD 349

Dan Brungardt

Assistant Superintendent

Great Bend USD 428

Barbara Bunting

Board of Education

Newton USD 373

Jerry Burch

Superintendent

Nickerson USD 309

Richard Cain

Assistant Superintendent

Hays USD 489

Sherry Epp

Board of Education

Independence USD 446

Loren Feldkamp

Superintendent

Udall USD 463

Joan Friend

Superintendent

Syracuse USD 494

Steve Joonas

Superintendent

Barnes/Hanover/Linn USD 223

Dr. Jean McCally

Assistant Superintendent

Ottawa USD 290

Pat Nippert

Board of Education

McPherson USD 418

Pam Robinson

Board of Education

Blue Valley USD 229

Don Shimkus

Board of Education

Oxford USD 358

Mike Carson

Superintendent

Erie USD 101

Ardith Dunn

Superintendent

Satanta USD 507

Mike Harvey

Superintendent

Macksville USD 351

Shirley Jefferson

Board of Education

Wichita USD 259

Kay Lauer

Board of Education

Chase County USD 284

Tim Marshall

Superintendent

Jefferson County North USD 339

Mike Mathes

Superintendent

Seaman USD 345

Dr. Doug Moeckel

Superintendent

Ellsworth USD 327

Sue Morgan

Board of Education

Lawrence USD 497

Fred Patton

Board of Education

Seaman USD 345

Joyce Simpson

Board of Education

Wathena USD 406

Brian Spencer

Superintendent

Lyndon USD 421

Dr. Mary Jo Taylor

Superintendent

Stafford USD 349

Donna Viola

Board of Education

McPherson USD 418

Steve Watts

Board of Education

Wheatland USD 292

Pattie Wolters

Board of Education

Rawlins County USD 105

Tim Aiken

Board of Education

Derby USD 260

Keith Becker

Board of Education

Canton-Galva USD 419

Lori Dohrmann

Board of Education

Nickerson USD 309

Rob Emery

Board of Education

Parsons USD 503

Suzanne Germes

Superintendent

Barber County North USD 254

Judy Lair

Board of Education

Woodson County USD 366

Lee Leiker

Superintendent

Marion-Florence USD 408

Diane C. Miller

Superintendent

Morris County USD 417

Rodney Roush

Board of Education

Stafford USD 349

Susan Runyan

Board of Education

Silver Lake USD 372

Chuck Schmidt

Superintendent

Independence USD 446

Bob Tolle

Board of Education

McPherson USD 418

R.F. Allen

Board of Education

Stafford USD 349

DeAnne Binns

Board of Education

Baxter Springs USD 508

Don Blome

Superintendent

Burlingame USD 454

Sherry Curtis

Board of Education

Bucklin USD 459

Gloria Davis

Superintendent

Dodge City USD 443

Glennys Doane

Board of Education

Jerry Hamm

Board of Education

Coffeyville USD 445

Debra Mansch

Board of Education

Belle Plaine USD 357

Gordon Myers

Superintendent

Garnett USD 365

Dr. Susan Myers

Superintendent

West Franklin USD 287

Rhonda Price

Board of Education

Valley Center USD 262

Roger Robinson

Superintendent

Udall USD 463

John Scheopner

Board of Education

Garden City USD 457

Meredith Schraeder

Board of Education

Kansas City USD 500

Sheryl Spalding

Board of Education

Blue Valley USD 299

Gena Stanley

Superintendent

Paradise USD 399

Cory Stelter

Board of Education

Ft. Larned USD 495

Susan Walston

Board of Education

Haysville USD 261

Marty White

Board of Education

Morris County USD 417

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KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow class headed west

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow (LFT) Class of 2017 will visit the Ness City and Garden City school districts this week to learn how western Kansas schools address their unique challenges. Class members will also learn how to communicate in times of crisis and lead their communities through change.  The LFT western tour kicks off Thursday […] Read More

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow class headed to Coffeyville, Parsons

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow class will travel to Coffeyville and Parsons this week to study various education programs. On Thursday, the class of board members, superintendents and administrators will visit a kindergarten class, campus health clinic and the Dr. Jerry Hamm Early Learning Center in Coffeyville. Then on Friday, Leadership for Tomorrow will look in […] Read More

Leadership for Tomorrow visits Hutchinson, Stafford

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow (LFT) class kicked off its 2017 session by learning about school-to-career options March 2-3 in Hutchinson and Stafford. The class kicked off its inaugural meeting on Thursday with group work about district culture and board leadership challenges at Hutchinson High School’s Career and Technical Education Academy. The facility features a state-of-the […] Read More

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Enhancing leadership capacity at the local, state and national levels?

Gaining understanding of key education issues through onsite visits and presentations by local staff and community leaders?

Exploring education change theories, current state education initiatives and potential local impact?

Expanding skills for effective in communications and  advocacy?

Then KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow is for you!

Board members, superintendents and administrators explore change theories and strategies, gain training in leadership skills and expand understanding of education key issues for effective governance and raising student achievement. Visits to local schools, classroom observations and presentations provide a foundation for class discussion and collaborative analysis of issues and opportunities of Kansas education.

Through five two-day sessions, the KASB Leadership for Tomorrow program creates a greater understanding of the Kansas public education system and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills for effective governance and raising student achievement. In the past 14 years 246 school leaders have completed the program.

KASB announces Class of 2019 Leadership for Tomorrow

[Topeka Kansas February 12, 2019] Twenty-seven public education leaders from across Kansas have been selected to participate in the KASB Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2019. The class includes board members and administrators in addition to a KASB staff attorney selected for this year's class.

Participants are nominated to apply and are chosen through an application process that focuses on individual leadership in Kansas public education and participation in activities that promote effective governance and raise student achievement.

"This year's leadership class is a great mix of board members, district and building-level administrators from all across the state, large and small districts, suburban and rural,” said Dr. John Heim, KASB executive director. “They are all leaders in their home districts and communities. This program provides opportunities to learn from each other and visit other districts to gain ideas they can use in their own districts.”

Leadership for Tomorrow gives board members, superintendents and administrators time to explore change theories and strategies, participate in leadership skill training and expand understanding of education key issues. Through five two-day sessions, the class will visit local schools, hear classroom presentations and participate in class discussions of issues and challenges facing Kansas education.

KASB Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2019

  1. Dr. Kellen Adams, El Dorado USD 490 Assistant Superintendent
  2. Dane Baxa, Goddard USD 265 Director of Community Relations
  3. Bill Biermann, Goodland USD 352 Superintendent
  4. Steve Blankenship, Pratt USD 382 High School Principal
  5. Dorsey Burgess, South Haven USD 509 Superintendent
  6. Jurdene Coleman, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Board of Education
  7. Troy Damman, Erie Galesburg USD 101 Superintendent
  8. Julie Dandreo, Ottawa USD 290 Board of Education
  9. Samrie Devin, Lawrence USD 497 Director of Human Resources
  10. Miranda Dinkel, Fredonia USD 484 Board of Education
  11. Raquel Greer, Mulvane USD 263 Assistant Superintendent
  12. Keith Griffin, Seaman USD 345 Board of Education
  13. Max Heinrichs, Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh USD 410 Superintendent
  14. Amy Hoover, Washington County USD 108 Elementary School Principal
  15. Troy Keiswetter, Concordia USD 333 High School Principal
  16. Jill Lachenmayr, Andover USD 385 Assistant Superintendent
  17. Jannette Luthi, Madison-Virgil USD 386 Board of Education
  18. Dr. Stephanie McNemar, Colby USD 315 High School Principal
  19. Dr. Micky Painter, Pittsburg USD 250 Board of Education
  20. Dan Patterson, Lakin USD 215 Board of Education
  21. Dr. Mark Schmidt, Blue Valley USD 229 Assistant Superintendent
  22. Luke Sobba, KASB Staff Attorney
  23. Carrie Sowers, Atchison USD 409 Board of Education
  24. Tracy Springer, Jayhawk USD 346 Board of Education
  25. Roger Stumpf, Southeast of Saline USD 306 Superintendent
  26. Tammy Thomasson, Paola USD 368 Assistant Superintendent
  27. Matt Ward, Augusta USD 402 Superintendent