Deanna Scherer

Principal Deanna Scherer, Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School, earns Kansas Association of School Boards accolades.

One of the county’s top education leaders has completed a year-long professional development initiative emphasizing leadership in a school district planning for the future.

Principal Deanna Scherer of Atchison County Community Junior-Senior High School in Effingham recently finished the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Leadership Development Class, which covers multiple subjects, including:

Building and facilities master planning;

Technology planning;

Financial strategies and planning

Procurement processes;

School security;

Risk management;

And human resource management.

According to a KASB news release, Scherer is one of 17 public education leaders recognized for their participation and program completion that wrapped its second year on June 14.

Participants in the BOLD program are selected from a field of applicants representing some new and aspiring superintendents who are given first consideration. The sessions are led by KASB staff and guest speakers that include prominent school leaders various subject matter experts from across Kansas.

KASB partners with P1 Group, Inc., K12itc, Opaa! and Patron Insight, Inc. The partners also provided presentations throughout this year’s classwork.

The class members visited Goddard, Basehor-Linwood, Topeka and Derby school districts throughout their coursework. Staff in each of the host districts shared knowledge and experiences concerning leadership challenges.

KASB is headquartered in Topeka. It serves the governing boards and administrators of unified school districts, community college boards of trustees, area vocational technical college boards and boards representing cooperatives, interlocals and regional service centers.

The KASB represents 285 school districts, and 42 of the other aforementioned entities.

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