Logan's Contessa Orr chosen for select women's leadership group

Posted on December 26, 2019 7:33 PM


The Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) selected 33 exceptional women leaders for its 2020 cohort of the Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL). Each was chosen through a competitive application process based on specific leadership criteria. These leaders, along with some of the state’s top female executive educators, will convene January 23-24, in Louisville for an induction ceremony and leadership forum.

Logan County Schools Chief Academic Officer Contessa Orr is one of the women selected.

KWEL is designed for women working in P-12 public education who wish to advance their careers. KWEL members benefit from a support system, leadership development opportunities, career advancement, shared experiences through a network of on-going professional growth and development, coaching and mentoring, and reward and recognition for exemplary leaders.

“KWEL, in its third year, continues to redefine the future for women in public education,” said Dr. Rhonda Caldwell, KASA executive director. “This group of leaders will be instrumental in shaping our students’ futures while shining a new and brighter light on public education.”

The KWEL forum, January 23-24, brings both experienced and aspiring leaders together for an extraordinary growth opportunity. Its purpose is three-fold.

First, it will give women that are currently serving in an executive leadership role the opportunity to mentor other women aspiring to lead at the same level. Second, it will support women that aspire to lead but may need the confidence, courage and support to take the next step. Finally, this network can give all women serving in an executive leadership role an additional support system unique to the needs of women and the challenges they face.

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