Taking it from the top
From Kentucky Teacher (February 14, 2017) – In this room, principals come first. That isn’t always the case at their schools, where principals are often working for the betterment of their teachers and students. It is, however, the singular focus of the Leadership Institute for School Principals, which seeks to improve Kentucky’s schools by creating stronger leaders.
Leadership training for Kentucky school principals is paying off
From Insider Louisville (March 7, 2016) – A review of state assessment results at schools led by members of the 2011 and 2012 Leadership Institute for School Principals “clearly shows schools led by Leadership Institute participants delivering stronger improvement than the state as a whole… Looking at all subjects combined, the academic calculations show strong majorities of Leadership Institute-led schools outpacing the state as a whole.”
Local principals attend leadership training
From The Ledger Independent (March 2, 2016) – VANCEBURG — Two local principals are using knowledge they gained from a leadership institute in North Carolina to better their schools. Lewis County Central Elementary School Principal Stacy Kidwell and Fleming County’s Simon’s Middle School Principal Jesse Bacon were two of 56 Kentucky school leaders chosen to attend the institute in Greensboro, N.C., in July 2015.
Study shows success of Leadership Institute
From Bottom Line (Feb. 29, 2016) – “This report shows that the Leadership Institute for School Principals is a unique and working program where the Kentucky business community can make – and, in fact, is making – a direct and important impact on the future success of our state,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Now, we just need to pledge – together – to continue to broaden the Leadership Institute’s work to offer training to every principal in every county in the Commonwealth.”
56 Kentucky principals selected for executive leadership training
From the Lane Report (May 28, 2013) – Fifty-six Kentucky principals will receive executive-level leadership training as participants in an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation.
Teaching the teachers’ teachers
From the Lane Report (January 1, 2012) – If, as Kentucky policy makers firmly believe, an educated workforce is key to economic development success, then school principals who can lead and inspire their teams of teachers and students is a prerequisite. It’s in the works.
Leadership Institute featured on CN|2’s Pure Politics
From Pure Politics (March 9, 2012) – In the ongoing quest to improve education in Kentucky, business leaders are sending some principals back to school.
It’s actually more of a boot camp. But it’s aimed at making principals better CEOs. The program is organized through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and relies on donations from companies that “sponsor” principals to pay for the training. The deadline for the next batch of principals to apply is Wednesday, March 14.
Kentucky Chamber members commit $1 million to train school principals
More donations needed to cover specific counties
On Jan. 19, 2012, the Kentucky Chamber Foundation announced it will invest more than $1 million toward creating a Leadership Institute for School Principals. Over the next five years, the Institute will offer new principals from public and private schools across Kentucky the opportunity to receive executive-level leadership training from the internationally acclaimed Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).