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Please join KASA in congratulating the 2012 award honrees! Through the awards program, KASA seeks to honor committed, passionate education leaders who exceed the ordinary in their daily work. These leaders have devoted their lives to educating Kentucky’s children and have been exemplary models in performing their duties with vision. Distinguished Service Award Tim Hanner, retired superintendent of the Kenton County Schools and Fred Carter, director of teacher services and school relations at Western Kentucky University, were selected as this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. Hanner is known for leading as a learner who engages in a continual improvement process. Although retired, he remains actively involved as a KASA program director of new superintendent leadership development; serves as coordinator of a regional youth advisory council which engages and develops student leaders; and works closely with the Northern Kentucky United Way on various community programs and initiatives. Carter has served the education community since 1975 when he taught English at Warren East High School. Since that time, he has held numerous posts, including assistant principal and instructional supervisor in the Warren County Schools, principal at Bowling Green High School, and superintendent of Glasgow Ind. Schools. Prior to joining WKU, he served as deputy secretary of the Kentucky Education Cabinet. He is a past president of KASA and currently serves as an executive coach, mentoring new superintendents. The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to retired or retiring educators who have brought honor to their office, colleagues, and the education profession. Tim Hanner Fred Carter Administrator of the Year Award This annual award recognizes two leaders—one building level administrator and one distinct level administrator who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to KASA on behalf of public education and the profession of school administrators. Building Level Jim Green, principal of the Juvenile Justice Green River School in Butler County, is the 2012 recipient of the building level Administrator of the Year Award. Green is known for combining talents that are as diverse as the demands of the high needs of the students he serves. Nominators describe him as an instructional leader and child advocate, incredibly organized, a gifted communicator and relationship builder, and an extremely hard worker who still takes time to nurture individual students. One student described him as “the man who taught me three essentials to pass the test of life—live, love and laugh.” District Level Chuck Adams, superintendent of the Spencer County Schools, is the recipient of the 2012 district level Administrator of the Year Award. As superintendent of the Spencer County schools for six years, Adams has brought about major improvements during his tenure. Of special note is the district’s academic standing in the state. Nominator Woodie Cheek said, “I have never met a person who has so much to give. Our students, teachers, staff, and community members have great respect for their leader.” 8 • Kentucky School Leader Fall 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kentucky School Leader - Fall 2012

Editor’s Note
2012 Fred Award Winner: Jon Foote
2012 Leadership Awards
Hearts of Grace
President’s View: Caring for the Whole Child
Building a Bridge
2012 Student Video Contest
Lawrence County: Working Together for the Community
Breckinridge County Backpack Program
From the Executive Director’s Desk: How Much Should Schools Do?
Index of Advertisers/

Kentucky School Leader - Fall 2012