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Kentucky principals selected for executive leadership training

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

Bill Bradford — Sixth District Elementary School, Kenton County

Melissa Brantley — Morganfield Elementary School, Union County County

Michael Bratcher — St. Patrick Catholic School, Jefferson County

Becky Brown — Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Fayette County

Chris Burba — Meyzeek Middle School, Jefferson County

Kim Carnes — Burlington Elementary School, Boone County

Beth Carpenter — Rosenwald—Dunbar Elementary School, Jessamine County

Ronald Chi — The Learning Center (TLC) at Linlee, Fayette County

Lee Coomer — Seton Catholic School, Fayette County

Adam Cross — Bowling Green Junior High School, Warren County

Michelle Dillard — Seneca High School, Jefferson County

Amanda Ellis — Emma B. Ward Elementary, Anderson County

Tim Foster — Gavin H. Cochran Elementary School, Jefferson County

Susan Glenn — Blake Elementary School, Jefferson County

Pam Gooch — Fairdale Elementary, Jefferson County

Stacey Hall — Marion County High School, Marion County

Diane Hatchett — Hancock County Middle School, Hancock County

Steve Heckman — Highland Midddle School, Jefferson County

Tim Huddleston — Paducah Middle School, McCracken County

Gary Hurt — Valley High School, Jefferson County

Jennifer Hutchison — Picadome Elementary School, Fayette County

Shawn Jennings — Blaine Elementary School, Lawrence County

Jill Maynard — Southside Elementary School, Pike County

David Meinschein — Ballard Memorial High School, Ballard County

Justin Moore — Mason County Middle School, Mason County

Nancy Mornar — St. Mary Elementary School, McCracken County

Tad Mott — North Livingston Elementary School, Livingston County

Stephanie Nutter — Atkinson Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Jefferson County

Shane Pickerill — Crofton Elementary School, Christian County

Tommy Potter — East Valley Elementary School, Morgan County

Greg Ross — McNabb Elementary School, McCracken County

Charles Rowe — Allen Elementary School, Floyd County

Tim Roy — Webster County High School, Webster County

David Rust — Rector A Jones Middle School, Boone County

Stephanie Smith — Trunnell Elementary School, Jefferson County

Shannon Solomon — Central Elementary School, Marshall County

Sally Stevens — Lexington Catholic High School, Fayette County

Jon Stevens — Cannonsbury Elementary School, Boyd County

Tiffany Stith — Smyrna Traditional Elementary School, Jefferson County

Jon Stratton — Robert D. Johnson Elementary, Campbell County

Faith Stroud — T. T. Knight Middle School, Jefferson County

Patrice Thompson — Conkwright Middle School, Clark County

Debbie Upton — Christian County Middle School, Christian County

Allyson Vitato — Breckinridge—Franklin Elementary School, Jefferson County

Eric Wheatley — Dixon Elementary School, Webster County

Joe Wright — Gallatin Elementary School, Gallatin County

Pam Wright — Russell Primary School, Greenup County

Katy Zeitz — Waggener High School, Jefferson County