Kentucky

Chapter Officers:

Angela Miller, Chair
angela.miller@jessamine.kyschools.us

Kathy Fields, Vice Chair
kathy.fields@jessamine.kyschools.us

Emily Hayden, Secretary
emily.hayden@jessamine.kyschools.us

Andi McNeal,Co-Treasurer
Andrea.mcneal@jessamine.kyschools.us

Gina Bernard, Co- Treasurer
gina.bernard@jessamine.kyschools.us

Jessamine County

The Jessamine County Chapter of IAIE was founded in June, 2014.   Our membership is largely Jessamine County educators, however, we are sharing information about Invitational Education with all neighboring county schools and educational institutions. Any interested educators are welcome to join us. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Invitational Education!

Planning meetings are held as needed. At these meetings we set chapter goals, report on goal progress, announce upcoming events, and share concerns. Invitational Education is also discussed at monthly principals’ meetings

2014-15 Goals:

  1. Develop an outreach program designed to support schools and districts in their interest in learning more about IE.
  2. Provide Professional Development opportunities related to Invitational Education for county staff.

Jessamine County Chapter IAIE Events

 

  • Friday August 1, 2014 8:00-3:00 Staff Retreat 40+ in attendance
    Andi McNeal and Angela Miller presented the principles of IAIE to the staff of Red Oak Elementary. We also started a book study with the staff using The Fundamentals of Invitational Education book. The book will be used to as a staff book study.
  • Monday August 4, 2014: Administrative Retreat 50+ in attendance
    Andi McNeal presented the principles of IAIE to the Administrative staff of Jessamine County. She also started a book study with the Administrative staff using The Fundamentals of Invitational Education book. The Administrative staff meets weekly and this will be their book study.
  • Friday August 8, 2014: New Teacher Institute 100+ in attendance
    Andi McNeal and Angela Miller presented the principles of IAIE to the new staff of Jessamine County. The new teachers to the district were also given a copy of the Fundamentals of Invitational Education book
  • Thursday October 30, 2014: Presentation
    Andi McNeal and Angela Miller presented “A Recipe for Success” The ingredients needed to create and maintain an inviting environment, at the IAIE conference in Nashville.
  • Wednesday September 10, 2014
    Jeff Castle, Andi McNeal and Angela Miller met with Tina Tipton, Chief Academic Officer/Deputy CEO Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative. Chrissy Jones, the Superintendent of Franklin County Schools and Dee Jones, Director of District Support Services, Central Kentucky Educational CooperativeOVEC, Franklin County School System and CKEC are all interested in pursuing IAIE
  • November 19, 2014: Presentation to Superintendents
    Andi McNeal and Angela Miller presented the principles of IAIE to the Superintendents’ cadre CKEC (Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative)
  • January 22, 2015: Presentation to Professional Development Coordinators
    Andi McNeal and Angela Miller presented the principles of IAIE to the CKEC Professional Development Coordinators’ cadre (Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative)
  • February 16-20, 2015: Hosting of Hong Kong Exchange Group
    East Jessamine Middle School hosted a group of exchange students from Hong Kong
  • March 17, 2015: Presentation to Ohio Valley Principals
    Andi McNeal and Angela Miller presented the principals of Invitational Education in Shelbyville, KY at the Ohio Valley Principals Organization
  • April 15-23, 2015: Jessamine County Administrators Tour Hong Kong Schools
    Superintendent, Kathy Fields and Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer, Jeff Castle visited Hong Kong to tour and evaluate schools that are applying for the Fidelity Award
  • April 12-20, 2015: Hosting of HK Exchange Group
    Red Oak Elementary hosted a group of exchange students from Hong Kong
  • April 28, 2015: New York IE School Leadership Workshop
    Angela Miller presented at the Hofstra University School Leadership Workshop on Long Island, in Hempstead, NY, along with Dr. John Novak and Joan Fretz

Future Jessamine County IAIE Events

  • Fall 2016: Kentucky will host the 34th annual IAIE World Conference

Jessamine County Chapter “Good News!”

  •  3 schools and central office are currently institutional members
  • —Red Oak Elementary, Wilmore Elementary and Jessamine Early Learning Village are in the process of applying for the Fidelity Award
  • —Wilmore Elementary purchased 45 IE books to use as a book study for their staff
  • —There are 3 additional schools in Jessamine County interested in pursuing IE