CCS principals, superintendent take in Administrators’ Days

    The Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA) held its annual Administrators’ Days last week, drawing school leaders from across the state to Kearney.
    Chase County Schools sent Supt. Randy Klooz, 7-12 Principal Jon Lechtenberg and K-6 Principal Becky Odens to the conference.
    “Administrators’ Days is our organization’s state conference focusing on all of the great things happening in Nebraska’s public schools,” said Dr. Mike Dulaney, NCSA Executive Director.
    Major topics included mental health, school safety/security and evolving student demographics.
    As part of the conference, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) held its annual program update, hosting breakout sessions following a speech on the importance of equity in the classroom from Commissioner of Education Dr. Matt Blomstedt.  
    For the third straight year, Nebraska Loves Public Schools had a prominent presence at the event, highlighting their upcoming film series on mental health and previewing social media activities for the following year.
    NCSA presented its annual Distinguished Service Award to Doug Lewis, assistant superintendent for business and finance at Papillion-La Vista Public Schools, and Ellen Stokebrand, director of special education at ESU 4.
    The NCSA Friend of Education Award was presented to Kelley Baker of Perry Law Firm in Lincoln and to OpenSky Policy Institute and its Executive Director Renee Fry.
    The event included a charity walk with a $5,000 donation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska on behalf of school administrators towards Special Olympics of Nebraska.

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