FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 11, 2012) – Fifty-six Kentucky school principals will receive executive-level leadership training as participants in an institute being created and funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation.
The principals were chosen as the class of 2013 (two groups of 28 each) of the Leadership Institute for School Principals that will begin this summer at the nationally recognized Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C. It will continue with two follow-up sessions in the fall and early next year at the Kentucky Chamber’s headquarters in Frankfort. CCL is a top-ranked global provider of executive education founded in 1970 that established an education and nonprofit section in 1988. Many Kentucky corporations use CCL to provide training for their executives.
Elementary, middle and high school principals from across Kentucky representing both public and private schools applied for the institute; participants were selected by an advisory board made up of business leaders and school superintendents. The institute is being supported by generous donations from businesses across the state.
“We are excited about being able to offer this opportunity to educators in Kentucky,” said Dave Adkisson, secretary of the Chamber Foundation and president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. “Employers understand the positive impact of strong leadership in the workplace, and the same is true of schools. That’s why we think it is important Kentucky principals be given executive-level training similar to that provided for corporate leaders.”
The participating principals will attend at no cost to themselves. Tuition and hotel costs will be paid by the Kentucky Chamber Foundation, and each participant will receive a stipend to cover travel and meals.
Principals attending the institute are:
Stephanie Allen — Dixie Elementary School, Jefferson County
DeeAnne Arant — Carlisle County Middle School, Carlisle County
Geoffrey Bailey — Grapevine Elementary School, Hopkins County County
Tracy Barber — Okolona Elementary School, Jefferson County
Brian Bond — Hunter Hills Elementary School, Laurel County
Freddie Bowling — Virgie School, Pike County
(From the Lane Report)