From Turnaround to Transformation: Successful Strategies for Collaboration
Hear from state leaders about what worked in Kentucky to achieve dramatic school improvement. You’ll gain insight into the process behind the collaboration process and see why it created sustained, positive impact on student achievement, organizational effectiveness, and equity for both the state and districts. During this presentation, you will:
• Learn the tools, evidence, and evaluations used within the schools that worked to implement various supports for leaders and get a preview into what's next to continue successful growth
• Discover why the evidence-based strategies and interventions used to address improvement priorities moved Kentucky schools off the state list to become a pathway to success.
• Understand processes that are research-based and see how they implemented the program.
• View the data used in improvement plans to identify and evaluate growth.
Jerry Cooper is currently serving as the Vice President, Client Services for Cognia’s Mid-Atlantic Territory. Previous experience with Cognia includes service as Kentucky Operations Director, Cognia Field Consultant, System Lead Evaluator, and Cognia Professional Learning Facilitator. Jerry holds a BA degree in Elementary/Special Education from Morehead State University. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in Educational Counseling and a degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. Prior educational experience includes 35 years of experience working as a special education teacher, guidance counselor, professional staff assistant, and elementary principal in the Fayette County Public School System, Lexington, KY.
Dr. Kelly Foster is the Associate Commissioner of the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support at the Kentucky Department of Education and began this role in 2013. Dr. Foster has twenty-five years of experience in education including that of an English teacher, a principal, an Instructional Supervisor, and an Educational Recovery Leader. Dr. Foster is the co-author of Without Trumpets, which tells the story of Kentucky’s public schools’ journey to continuous improvement.
Tim Godbey has been a Kentucky educator for the past twenty-four years serving as classroom teacher, athletic coach, assistant principal and head principal. During his tenure as high school principal, Tim was successfully able to transform one of Kentucky’s persistently low-achieving schools into a school of distinction. This effort led to his current role with the Kentucky Department of Education as Educational Recovery Director where he oversees school turnaround work in various parts of the state. Mr. Godbey earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Middle School Education and a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.
Natasha Stein is an Education Administration Program Manager with the Kentucky Department of Education where she oversees District 180 professional staff and the coordination and implementation of several state and federal programs: Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools, comprehensive district and school improvement planning, school improvement funds, and evidence-based practices.