56 Kentucky principals selected for executive leadership training

  • Fifty-six Kentucky school principals will receive executive-level leadership training as participants in an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation.

    The principals were chosen as the class of 2014 (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. Group one will meet for the first time in late June 2013; group 2 will meet in mid-July. 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,” noted 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. For more information about the Institute, visit principalsleadky.com.

    Group 1

    • Matthew Blackwell, Heath Middle School in McCracken County – Sponsored by John & Vivian Williams
    • Matthew Boehman, Pembroke Elementary in Christian County – Sponsored by Cayce Mill Supply Company, Inc.; Carter Hendricks;  Heritage Bank; Kentucky New Era, Inc.;  Planters Bank, Inc.;  Propulsys; and the Rogers Group
    • Roxann Booth, Gallatin County High School in Gallatin County – Sponsored by North American Stainless
    • Greg Bowles, Providence Elementary in Webster County   – Sponsored by Alliance Coal
    • Pam Breunig, St. Dominic School in Washington County – Sponsored by Diedre Lyons
    • Brian Clifford Austin, Tracy Elementary School in Barren County - Sponsored by Booth Energy/Beech Fork Processing, Inc.
    • John Faulconer, Corbin High School in Whitley County – Sponsored by the Forcht Bank
    • Keith Faust, Samuel Woodfill Elementary in Campbell County – Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky
    • Greg Fehr, Conway Middle School in Jefferson County – Sponsored by UPS
    • William Foster, Bullitt East High School in Bullitt County – Sponsored by Northern Kentucky business leaders
    • Robert Fulk, Bullitt Lick Middle School in Bullitt County – Sponsored by LG&E and KU Energy LLC
    • Stacie Gamble, Kammerer Middle School in Jefferson County – Sponsored by UPS
    • Gale Grisham, Community Christian Academy in McCracken County – Sponsored by Paducah Bank & Trust Co.
    • Anita Haddock, Trinity Christian Academy in Fayette County – Sponsored by J.J.B. Hilliard W.L. Lyons, LLC
    • Dustin Howard, Phoenix Academy in Clark County – Sponsored by Kentucky Eagle, Inc. & Gray Kentucky Television, Inc.
    • Evan Jackson, Union County High School - Sponsored by Alliance Coal
    • Robert Jones, Pikeville Elementary School in Pike County – Sponsored by Marwood Land Company; Pikeville Medical Center; Summit Engineering; Jigsaw Enterprises; Whayne Supply; and Community Trust Bank
    • Matthew Madding, Graves County High School – Sponsored by U.S. Enrichment Corporation
    • Lori Mays, Lemons Mill Elementary in Scott County – Sponsored by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
    • Tim Parson, Cumberland County Middle School – Sponsored by Booth Energy/Beech Fork Processing, Inc.          
    • Christopher Perkins, Iroquois High School in Jefferson County – Sponsored by Brown-Forman
    • Deborah Rivera, Field Elementary in Jefferson County– Sponsored by Jefferson County Public Schools
    • Jeremy Roach, Union County Middle School – Sponsored by Alliance Coal
    • Tara Sides, Woodland Middle School in Kenton County – Sponsored by Northern Kentucky business leaders
    • Jason Steffen, Mary A. Goetz Elementary in Kenton County – Sponsored by Northern Kentucky business leaders
    • Janet Throgmorton, Fancy Farm Elementary in Graves County – Sponsored by Commercial Door & Hardware & A&K Construction
    • Bradley Weston  , Fairdale High School in Jefferson County  – Sponsored by Churchill Downs
    • Nancy "LaRae" Whitely, Camp Taylor Elementary in Jefferson County – Sponsored by Jefferson County Public School District

    Group 2

    • Angela Allen, Frederick Law Olmsted Academy South in Jefferson County – Sponsored by Jefferson County Public School District
    • Houston Barber, Fern Creek Traditional High School in Jefferson County – Sponsored by Papa John’s
    • Matthew Bastin, Lighthouse Academy in Warren County – Sponsored by English Lucas Priest and Owsley and U.S. Bank
    • Jimmy Brehm, Garden Springs Elementary in Fayette County – Sponsored by Fayette County Public Schools
    • Ronda Cosby, Malcolm B. Chancey Elementary in Jefferson County  – Sponsored by Jefferson County Public School District
    • Terri Davenport, Milburn T. Maupin Institute in Jefferson County – Sponsored by Jefferson County Public School District
    • James Dusso, Montgomery County High School – Sponsored by Boneal Charitable Foundation
    • Greg Duty, Lincoln Elementary School in Campbell County – Sponsored by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
    • Monica Eversole, Yates Elementary School in Fayette County – Sponsored by Fayette County Public Schools and Kentucky American Water  
    • Jamee Flaherty, Beechwood Elementary School in Kenton County – Sponsored by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
    • Michael Gregg, Nancy Elementary School in Pulaski County – Sponsored by Warner Fertilizer, Citizens Union Bank and Booth Energy
    • Jennifer Humphrey, Southern Oaks Elementary in Daviess County – Sponsored by Domtar
    • Timothy Isaacs, Central Hardin High School in Hardin County – Sponsored by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce
    • Tara Isaacs, Dixie Magnet Elementary in Fayette County – Sponsored by Fayette County Public Schools
    • Michael Kelly, Crosby Middle School in  Jefferson County – Sponsored by UPS
    • Jayme Knochel, Breckinridge County Middle School – Sponsored by Governor’s Scholarship
    • John Layne, Reidland Elementary School in McCracken County – Sponsored by CSI
    • Ronald Marshall, Jr., Layne Elementary School in Jefferson County – Sponsored by Jefferson County Public Schools
    • Robert Moore, Straub Elementary in Mason County – Sponsored by Crounse Corporation
    • Sheri O'Nan, Niagara Elementary in Henderson County – Sponsored by the Bank of Henderson; Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.;  Joel Hopper ; Doug Bell;  C & C Custom Framing, LLC;  Latta Insurance Inc.;  Ohio Valley Financial Group;  Ohio Valley Marine Service; and Joan Hoffman
    • Robby Peterson, Marion County High School – Sponsored by Maker’s Mark Distillery
    • Johnathan Slone, Bath County Middle School – Sponsored by Harper Industries
    • Jason Smith, Greenup County High School  – Sponsored by American Electric Power and Marathon Petroleum Company
    • Gwen Snow, ESL Newcomer Academy in Jefferson County – Sponsored by Jefferson County Public School District
    • Kimberly Stevenson, North Drive Middle School in Christian County – Sponsored by Cayce Mill Supply Company, Inc.; Carter Hendricks;  Heritage Bank;  Kentucky New Era, Inc.; Planters Bank, Inc.; Propulsys; and the Rogers Group
    • Chad Thompson, North Middle School in Henderson –Sponsored by the Bank of Henderson; Brenntag Mid-South, Inc.;  Joel Hopper ; Doug Bell;  C & C Custom Framing, LLC;  Latta Insurance Inc.;  Ohio Valley Financial Group;  Ohio Valley Marine Service; and Joan Hoffman
    • Tina Wartman, Fort Wright Elementary in Kenton County – Sponsored by by Northern Kentucky business leaders
    • Stephen Ybarzabal, Clark Elementary in McCracken County – Sponsored by  CSI
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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