SBR: Leadership for Tomorrow class visits McPherson, Twin ValleyAndrea Hartzell
KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow 2018 class kicked off its session year with visits to the McPherson and Twin Valley school districts earlier this month.
Through five two-day sessions held around the state, the 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. The program began in 2005 and has graduated 221 school leaders.
McPherson USD 418 and Twin Valley USD 240 are participating in the Kansans Can Mercury 7 school redesign initiative. The LFT class met with local teams of administrators, teachers, board of education members and community leaders to learn more about the successes and challenges of building pilot programs that will launch in the 2018-19 school year.
KASB Leadership Services staff Brian Jordan and Gary Sechrist led the class through discussions of leading change, the school redesign project and leadership and competing values.
LFT will visit Liberal and Hugoton schools May 3-4; the Manhattan school district in July; Wellington and Wichita schools in September; and Kansas City-area schools in late November. The final session is held during the KASB annual conference.