Leadership For Tomorrow class finishes program year

KASB’s Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2019 completed its year on Thursday in Wichita with programming around self-reflection, school redesign and continuous improvement, and skillfully leading important work in their school 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 visited local schools in Beloit, North Ottawa, Coffeyville, Neodesha, Lakin, Garden City, and Manhattan and participated in class discussions on issues and challenges facing Kansas education. 

The class was honored at a graduation lunch on Saturday at KASB’s 102nd Annual Convention. 

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 KASB Executive Director Dr. John Heim. “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’s Class of 2019 includes these Kansas education leaders:

Dr. Kellen Adams, Chanute USD 413 Superintendent

Dane Baxa, Goddard USD 265 Director of Community Relations 

Steve Blankenship, Pratt USD 382 High School Principal 

Dorsey Burgess, South Haven USD 509 Superintendent 

Jurdene Coleman, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Board of Education 

Troy Damman, Erie Galesburg USD 101 Superintendent 

Julie Dandreo, Ottawa USD 290 Board of Education 

Samrie Devin, Lawrence USD 497 Director of Human Resources 

Miranda Dinkel, Fredonia USD 484 Board of Education 

Raquel Greer, Mulvane USD 263 Assistant Superintendent 

Keith Griffin, Seaman USD 345 Board of Education 

Max Heinrichs, Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh USD 410 Superintendent 

Amy Hoover, Washington County USD 108 Elementary School Principal 

Troy Keiswetter, Concordia USD 333 High School Principal 

Jill Lachenmayr, Andover USD 385 Assistant Superintendent 

Jannette Luthi, Madison-Virgil USD 386 Board of Education 

Dr. Stephanie McNemar, Colby USD 315 High School Principal 

Dr. Micky Painter, Pittsburg USD 250 Board of Education 

Dan Patterson, Lakin USD 215 Board of Education 

Dr. Mark Schmidt, Blue Valley USD 229 Assistant Superintendent 

Luke Sobba, KASB Staff Attorney 

Carrie Sowers, Atchison USD 409 Board of Education 

Tracy Springer, Jayhawk USD 346 Board of Education 

Roger Stumpf, Southeast of Saline USD 306 Superintendent 

Tammy Thomasson, Paola USD 368 Assistant Superintendent 

Matt Ward, Augusta USD 402 Superintendent 

Nominations are now open for the Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2020. Got to kasb.org/LFT for details.

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