The Fort Thomas Independent Schools is very pleased to announce that Jamee Flaherty has been handpicked from a competitive application process to participate in the 2022 cohort for Kentucky Women in Educational Leadership (“KWEL”). KASA, The School Leaders Association, received applications from across the Commonwealth and will induct a class of 58 honorees at a KWEL leadership forum on January 27-28, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky. Flaherty has thrived in our District in multiple roles: as a teacher and principal at Johnson Elementary School, and for the past five years as the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services at Central Office.
“Jamee Flaherty embodies all of the traits of an exceptional educational leader: passionate, student-focused, efficient, knowledgeable and fully committed to making our District reach new heights,” said Superintendent Brian Robinson. “I am elated that she is receiving such well-deserved recognition alongside leaders from across the Commonwealth, as she has been instrumental to our success both during the pandemic and well beforehand.”
KASA shared the following information about the upcoming session in Louisville: “The KWEL forum, Together We Rise, is set for January 27-28 and will bring both experienced and aspiring leaders together for an extraordinary growth opportunity. Its purpose is three-fold. First, it will give women who are currently serving in an executive leadership role the opportunity to mentor other women aspiring to lead at the same level. Second, it will support women who aspire to lead but may need the confidence, courage and support to take the next step. Finally, this network can give all women serving in an executive leadership role an additional support system unique to the needs of women and the challenges they face.”
“Not only are these leaders surviving the pandemic, they are also thriving. While the pandemic variants continue to bring new challenges to our school communities, this group of talented leaders is finding new and better ways to care for, guide and ensure each student learns in a safe and caring environment,” said KASA Executive Director Dr. Rhonda Caldwell.
Now in its fifth year, KWEL is designed for women working in P-12 public education who wish to strengthen or advance their careers. KWEL members benefit from a support system, leadership development opportunities and career advancement.
Of the 58-member cohort in 2022, Flaherty represents one of just three women from Northern Kentucky.
“I have been so honored to work in Fort Thomas during my career and I’ve served alongside some amazing educators,” Flaherty said. “I am grateful to be accepted into the cohort, as it will provide an amazing opportunity for me to continue learning alongside the best in Kentucky.”