As Kentucky continues to seek to find ways to improve education in the state, the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals has proudly graduated another group of educators who will take their new skills home to their districts. Since the start of the program in 2011, the Kentucky Chamber Foundation has raised and spent more than $2 million to help principals in the state receive CEO level leadership training at no cost to the educator.
The Leadership Institute for School Principals uses the generous donations of individuals and businesses across the state to allow principals to attend for free a three-day session in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a four-day training at the Kentucky Chamber headquarters where they are trained by a nationally acclaimed provider of executive education. The program, which hosts two classes of an average of 25 principals in each group, saw another group complete the training in January 2015 and will congratulate them with a ceremony at the governor’s mansion in March. The class of 2016 will be selected in April.
Many of the educators in the most recent class say the knowledge they have gained from the Leadership Institute for School Principals is already allowing for progress within their schools.
“The practical takeaways have directly impacted student achievement in our building. The work surrounding culture has enabled me to facilitate moving our school from toxic to a high performing culture focused on student success,” Farnsley Middle School Principal Linda Hudson said of the program.
If you are interested in making a contribution to help train more educators in the state or want to nominate a school leader for the program, call Kelly Wolf at 859- 221-8813 to pledge your community’s support for a better education system in Kentucky. For more information, visit principalsleadky.com.