Executive Director

Dayna Richardson

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About the Executive Director

Our Executive Director Dayna Richardson is a long-time member of both Learning Forward and Learning Forward Kansas and is passionate about professional learning.

As a past president and board member of LFKS, Dayna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the leadership team. She is actively engaged in the organization through her work with the Executive Leadership Program, facilitating professional learning opportunities, and represents LFKS on Kansas Learning First Alliance. Dayna is also active at the national level through her work with Learning Forward. Dayna is passionate about professional learning and believes that learning happens through a spirit of inquiry, curiosity and shared leadership.  Check out her website, Sticky Standards.

Dayna earned her BA from Southwestern College, Winfield, KS,  her MA from University of Missouri at Kansas City, plus additional work at KU and WSU. She and her husband, Al Disney, reside in Hutchinson, Kansas.  They love to travel (field trips), watch basketball, and ENJOY the Disneys – the kids, grands, and greats!

As you get to know Dayna, you will discover that she is a very skilled, knowledgeable, warm, and engaging leader.


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