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Announcing New Executive Director...
The Learning Forward Kansas Board is pleased to announce Dayna Richardson as the new Executive Director
Dayna is replacing long-time Executive Director, Sandee Crowther, who is retiring. Dayna has many strengths that made her an incredibly strong candidate for the position. As a past president and board member of LFKS, Dayna brings a wealth of information and experience to the leadership team. Dayna is actively engaged in the organization through her work with the Executive Leadership Program, faciliating professional learning opportunities, and represents LFKS on Kansas Learning First Alliance. Dayna is also actively engaged at the national level through her work with Learning Forward. Dayna is passionate about effective professional learning and believes that learning happens through a spirit of inquiry, curiosity and shared leadership. Dayna will be facilitating our Advance in Stafford on June 9-10.
Please join us in welcoming Dayna as our new Executive Director!
Bridge to Change...
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New! Change is coming to YOUR school! ... and WE CAN TOO !
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- Name Change Press Release (DOC 283K)
- PL in 4 States (PDF 5.4MB)
- 2014 Learning Conference Materials

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- Learning Forward Kansas Mission
- 2014-2015 Board Members
- About Learning Forward Kansas Awards
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