Four NKY principals selected for leadership program

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The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced 44 principals from across the Commonwealth that will participate in the Leadership Institute for School Principals Class of 2023.

Four of the principals are from Northern Kentucky schools.

Elementary, middle, and high school principals from across Kentucky representing both public and private schools applied for the institute, which is supported by donations from businesses across the state. Over the past 11 years, more than $3.5 million has been spent on over 500 principals from 104 Kentucky counties since the program began in 2011, an announcement said.

This executive-level leadership training course is offered to Kentucky school principals through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s partnership with Truist Leadership Institute. The principals were chosen by business leaders and school superintendents that make up the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals Advisory Board.

Principals will attend classes during the summer at the Truist Leadership Institute in Greensboro, North Carolina and participate in follow-up sessions in the fall and early next year in Kentucky.

“The business community takes great pride in supporting the Leadership Institute for School Principals,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts. “Employers recognize the value of effective leadership in the private sector, and the same is true for schools. As the foundation for our future workforce, we think it is important to give our Kentucky schools every opportunity for success.”

“As an alumnus of the Leadership Institute for School Principals program and co-chair of the board, I know firsthand how impactful this training is on our principals,” said Leadership Institute Co-Chair Dr. Houston Barber, deputy superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools. “The training these principals receive will be instrumental in building a strong school and community. Being involved with this program has been so impactful for my career and I know it will be for these 44 principals as well.”

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Below are the NKY principals chosen for the Leadership Institute for School Principals Class of 2023:

  • Kelly Smith, North Pointe Elementary School, Boone County
  • Mike Key, Lloyd Memorial High School, Kenton County
  • Jennifer Hickey, RA Jones Middle School, Boone County
  • Tiffany Hicks, Bellevue Middle/High School, Campbell County

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