Cedar Grove Elementary School’s Bryan Flachbart has been selected to participate in the 2018 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation Leadership Institute for School Principals.
Flachbart is one of 40 principals around the Commonwealth who will begin a year-long executive level leadership training course usually reserved for the nation’s top CEOs.
He will begin attending classes this summer at The BB&T Leadership Institute in High Point, North Carolina, in partnership with the Kentucky Chamber Foundation. The BB&T Leadership Institute has customized a program to meet the specific leadership development needs of school administrators. Principals will also attend follow-up sessions in the fall and early next year in Kentucky.
“It is an honor to be selected to be a part of this program. These experiences will enhance Cedar Grove Elementary’s pursuit of excellence,” said Flachbart. “I look forward to growing with my Kentucky principal colleagues.”
Elementary, middle and high school principals from across Kentucky representing both public and private schools applied for the institute, which is supported by generous donations from businesses across the state.
So far, more than $3 million has been spent on over 350 principals from 93 Kentucky counties since the program began in 2011. Local administrators who have participated include Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning and former principal Adrienne Usher as well as current principals Julie Skeens (Crossroads Elementary), Matthew Treadway (Freedom Elementary), Anne Marie Landry (Nichols Elementraet) and Patrick Durham (Shepherdsville Elementary).
“The business community takes great pride in supporting the Leadership Institute for School Principals,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Employers value the importance of effective leadership in the private sector, and the same is true for schools. That’s why we think it is important principals experience executive-level training similar to what is provided for corporate leaders.”