Posted Date: 02/16/2017
The Kansas Association of School Boards has announced its Leadership for Tomorrow Class of 2017. Congratulations to Andover Board Member Scott Wilson for being one of 25 selected.
The participants were chosen through an application process based on individual leadership in public education and participation in activities that promote effective governance and raise student achievement. The Class of 2017 is comprised of board members and superintendents from across Kansas, representing schools of different sizes, geographic location and demographic enrollment.
“Leadership for Tomorrow gives everyone a chance to learn more about who we are and what we have in common,” said Dr. John Heim, KASB executive director. “It’s also a way to gain perspective on our shared challenges and how schools across the state are meeting the needs of the kids in their schools.”
Heim said part of the program focuses on expanding skills to become more effective advocates for improvement and change, benefiting not only the participant’s local school district, but also Kansas public education.
“This year’s class will be in the front row as our state grapples with education funding and policies that will impact every district in our state,” Heim said.
Four sessions will be held in various locations across the state. This year’s class sessions will be held in Hutchinson, Stafford, Coffeyville, Parsons, Ness City, Garden City and Wichita. Through these onsite visits, presentations and class discussions, participants expand their knowledge of leadership skills and key education issues by learning about the unique challenges and opportunities in schools across the state.
In the past 12 years, 199 school leaders have completed the leadership program. The Kansas Association of School Boards is a not-for-profit organization located in Topeka, Kansas. Members include governing boards for unified school districts, community colleges, area vocational-technical schools and cooperatives, interlocals and regional service centers. The Association provides legal, advocacy and leadership training in addition to offering a number of products and services to support local school districts in daily operations and management.