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KELI Fall 2013 Presentation to KSBOE (PDF)
Fall 2013 Educational Considerations (PDF)

Principal Mentoring/Induction Program

Principal Mentoring/Induction Pilot Program 2013-2014

Principal Mentoring/Induction Task Force

Building Leader Planning Committee Charge (PDF)
Building Leader Mentoring/Induction Planning Committee Tasks and Timeline (PDF)
Building Leader Mentoring/Induction Planning Committee (PDF)
Building Leader Mentoring/Induction Task Force Press Release (11-8-2012) (PDF)
Building Leader Mentoring/Induction Task Force Information Brief (1-17-2013) (PDF)
Building Leader Mentoring/Induction Task Force Information Brief (3-27-2013) (PDF)
Talking Points Summary (PDF)
Building Leader Mentoring/Induction Task Force Information Brief (4-9-2013) (PDF)

Donna Augustine-Shaw facilitates
Donna Augustine-Shaw facilitates the January 17, 2013 Principal Task Force meeting

Jay Scott shares a story
Brian Jordan shares a story with his group

Robert Hachiya and Scott Myers
Robert Hachiya & Scott Myers discuss survey data

Brian Jordan dialogues
Jay Scott dialogues about the impact of survey data from the field



A Look at KELI after its First Year in Operation


Executive Director Mary Devin has compiled a look at KELI after its first full year in operation.

KELI First Year (PDF)



Activities during the First Year


November, 2011
– KELI Mentors attend cohort meetings at one of two locations

KELI Meeting
KELI Cohort Meeting on the K-State Campus

– KELI Advisory Council Meets for the first time
– KELI is featured in an article in the KSSA Newsletter (PDF)

October, 2011
– KELI presents a breakout session at the KSDE Extreme Makeover Conference
– KELI presents breakout sessions at all six Education Summit regional meetings
– KELI mentors complete two day training with certified coaching trainers from Coaching for Results, Inc.

KELI Mentor Training
KELI Mentor Training on the K-State Campus

– KELI is featured in an article in the K-State College of Education Connections magazine

September, 2011
– Mentors finalize concepts of program requirements and choose formal mentor training program options

July, 2011
– KELI mentors begin meeting regularly with assigned mentees of new Kansas superintendents
– KELI mentors hold first work session to define mentoring/induction program activities
– KELI is recognized by KSDE as a regional professional learning center
– KSDE announces reimbursement plan for KELI mentoring/induction participants

June, 2011
– KELI presents at the KSSA Summer 2011 Annual Superintendents’ Conference
– KELI Steering Committee holds its first face to face meeting
– Nine KELI Mentors are selected
– KELI Five Year Plan is submitted to KSDE

May, 2011
Invited guests attend the Grand Opening Celebration of KELI in the Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building, at Kansas State University (see below for handout, video clips and photos). Commissioner of Education Diane DeBacker, KSSA President Mike Mathes and College of Education Dean Mike Holen endorse KELI; International educational development consultant Dr. Dean Fink presents the keynote address on the importance of collaboration.

March 30, 2011
Planners approve proposal for establishing the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) to be housed in the College of Education at Kansas State University

December, 2010
Representatives from major state organizations/agencies open discussion on the need for a state wide system of support for the growth and development of educational leadership needed in Kansas the 21st Century



KELI Grand Opening Celebration – May 12, 2011


The Succession Challenge: Issues in Succession Management
Dr. Dean Fink, international educator and author
Dr. Fink's Keynote Address [video]
→ Download Dr. Fink's presentation handout: The Succession Challenge (PDF)

Remarks by Diane DeBacker, Kansas Commissioner of Education [video]
Remarks by Dr. Michael Holen, Dean of Education, Kansas State University [video]
Remarks by Mike Mathes, Kansas School Superintendents Association [video]
Remarks by Mary Devin, Executive Director, KELI [video]

Diane DeBacker photo
Diane DeBacker, Kansas Commissioner of Education

Michael Holen photo
Michael Holen, Dean of Education, Kansas State University

Mike Mathes photo
Mike Mathes, Kansas School Superintendents Association

Dean Fink photo
Dean Fink, International Educator and Author

Mary Devin speaking at the KELI grand opening
Mary Devin speaks at the conclusion of the KELI Grand Opening Celebration