A member of the Eminence Independent Schools’ central office staff has been recognized for completing training requirements in a professional development program sponsored by the Kentucky School Boards Association.
At the 7th annual meeting of the Kentucky Organization of Superintendents’ Administrative Assistants, Terry Grider, secretary to the superintendent, achieved Level 5 of the KOSAA Academy, which includes training covering communications, information confidentiality, the Kentucky Open Meetings law and records management, as well as service projects.
“Anyone who has ever worked in a business knows the impact – good or poor – of the contributions of a support staff professional. School districts are no different in the necessity for well-trained professionals backing up the work of key personnel such as the superintendent,” said KSBA Associate Executive Director David Baird.
“KOSAA was created in order to bring together the kinds of training resources these professionals seldom had access to in the past,” said Baird, a former superintendent. “The completion of this level of training is just one step, but we hope it will become a long-range contribution to the work of providing a quality educational environment in all Kentucky public schools.”