Leadership For Tomorrow class finishes program yearScott Rothschild
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.