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 Our mission is to promote, develop, and deliver professional development programs and services that are designed to positively enhance individual and organizational growth and development with an emphasis on student achievement and success.    


Staff Email Address Contact/Mailing Address

Shirley LaFavers, Director

Divison of Professional Development


Division of Professional Development
154 Consumer Lane
Frankfort KY  40601

502-875-3411 or

502-875-4634 - fax

Anne Winburn

Administrative Assistant



The Lifelong Learner Toolbox

The Making of the Principal: Five Lessons in Leadership Training
Too often, training for principals fails to prepare them for the difficult task of guiding schools to better teaching and learning. This Wallace Perspective plumbs foundation research and work in school leadership to identify five lessons for better training, including: more selective admission to training programs, a focus on instructional leadership and mentoring for new principals. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/school-leadership/effective-principal-leadership/Pages/The-Making-of-the-Principal-Five-Lessons-in-Leadership-Training.aspx

How Leadership Influences Student Learning
Leadership is second only to teaching among school influences on student success, and its impact is greatest in schools with the greatest needs, according to this landmark examination of the evidence on school leadership. Researchers from the Universities of Minnesota and Toronto describe the basics of successful leadership and what leaders must do to meet the challenges of school reform. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/school-leadership/key-research/Pages/How-Leadership-Influences-Student-Learning.aspx

New Tools to Help Schools Districts Foster Effective Principals
Principals are key to improving teaching and learning, so school district officials need to make sure that their central offices give principals the right support and management.  Download the Central Office Transformational Toolkit.

Information on Teachscape Licenses or VAL-ED Survey  ... click here
Find More Information Regarding Kentucky's new Professional Growth & Effectiveness System (PGES) ... click here to KDE PGES
Past Toolbox Posts    Click here to view previously posted resources.


Upcoming Opportunities

KLA National Consultant Day with Tom SchimmerMay 5 - Griffin Gate Marriott, Lexington

Registration coming soon!
KASA Annual Summer Institute & Expo Pre-Event Sessions, July 16, 2014 - Galt House Hotel, Louisville


  Ongoing Opportunities

Cancellation Policy:  Contact KASA in writing (fax or email) at least 48 hours prior to an event to receive a full refund.

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