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Central district retired Election
May 19 - May 26

Central District retired board member election - Click here to vote

Fourth district retired election
May 20 - May 31
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Fourth district retired members vote here

EKEA Retired District Board election
Election open May 10 - May 26
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EKEA retired members vote here for the EKEA Retired District Board

Apply for the KEA Fellows Leadership Program
Deadline to apply is June 14th
Tags: Leadership Training 

KEA Fellows Program - Building Emerging Leadership across the State

The KEA Fellows Program was created in 2013 to foster and mentor emerging leaders in our association. At KEA, we believe that leadership is not only a gift but a right. In order to be the “preeminent voice in public education” in Kentucky, it is imperative that we are guided by energetic and passionate leaders who understand the mission of KEA and the value of great public schools.

Becoming a KEA Fellow involves a commitment not only of spirit but of time. Fellows will be mentored by the KEA Executive Committee and immersed in learning the duties and responsibilities of KEA Leadership at all levels. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend local, state, regional, and national experiences in the association. There will be an emphasis on studying leadership styles and opportunities to foster and develop those styles. Within the electronic application, is a detailed contract that outlines the expectations of the program.

The time commitment for this program varies. The expectations are that each Fellow will attend at least the 2 face-to-face meetings in Frankfort that occur on Saturdays, and 1 national conference that will require you to miss one day of school. Other activities will require some extra time but are completed on one’s own schedule.

Thank you for your interest in the KEA Fellows program. The 2019-2020 application process is open until June 14 .

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell

2019 Let's Talk Conference
Register Today!
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This annual conference is co-hosted by KEA and the Kentucky National Board Network.  It is designed to  share the great strategies and successes that take place in Kentucky’s classrooms.  Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Sign up now so you don't miss out!

Do you want to grow as a professional? Would you like to learn about effective tools and resources to help your students successfully master Kentucky's Academic Standards? Do you want to network and hear from your colleagues? If so, then you will not want to miss out on an amazing event June 18-19 at 

John Hardin High School
384 W A Jenkins Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

At Let's TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching and Learning, you will have the opportunity to hear from the Department of Education concerning the new accountability system and connect and learn from colleagues from across the state. This event is by, for and about ALL teachers, especially you! 

One of your colleagues said of last year's conference: "One of the best things about the conference is I felt like a professional! This is the first PD I've been to in roughly five years where I actually felt INSPIRED and ready to impact my students in a positive way."

School/districts registering groups of participants may pay via purchase orders. Include the purchase order number and contact information as you register. KEA will bill the school/district.  Register today! We hope to see you there!!


Proposals are no longer being submitted for the 2019 TALK conference

To print a conference flyer, click here.

Pricing (If registered before May 31st)

Pricing (after May 31st)

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Detailed Breakout Sessions


Conference Schedule

June 18, 2019 (Day 1)

June 19, 2019 (Day 2)


Classroom Culture



Social Justice

Local Leader Next Gen 2019
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2019 Local Presidents + Next Generation Leaders training event July 14-15-16 at the Four Points Sheraton at 1938 Stanton Way in Lexington for all KEA local/district presidents.  

2019 Respect Conference
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2019 RESPECT Conference 
Representing Education Support Professionals Ensuring Career Training

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Join us for Kentucky’s premier professional development academy for Education Support Professionals. 

KEA is excited to offer this opportunity to all of Kentucky’s Education Support Professionals (classified school employees).  There is a $25 registration fee but at the completion of the conference, KEA ESP members will receive a $75 reimbursement to cover registration and travel costs. For more information about becoming a KEA member, click here. Anyone who would like to register who does not have an email address should call 606-546-9211 or 877-893-1091 for assistance. 

Community service project: Donations for the Family Resource Center at Madeline M. Breckinridge Elementary will be accepted on the 8th and presented to a representative at lunch that day. 

Tentative schedule: Each professional development session at the RESPECT Conference will be approximately an hour long. Participants will be able to attend one session from the morning block and two sessions from the afternoon block. Click here for a tentative agenda .

Overnight accommodations may be made for Friday, June 7th with the following hotel.  Hotel reservations will not be reimbursed by the KESPA/KEA District. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations. The room block at Doubletree is available until May 24th at a rate of $119 per room.  The address is:

Doubletree by Hilton
2601 Richmond Rd.
Lexington, KY 40509


California Casualty Music and Arts Grant
$250 For Your Program - NEA
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KEA Members!


On February 1st, California Casualty launched a school Music & Arts Grant program for Kentucky Education Association members.  Enter now!  Just in time for the 2019-20 school year, 140 grants will be awarded to association members across the country in September 2019.


The California Casualty Music and Arts Grant program will consider grant requests for public K-12 schools whose music and arts programs are in jeopardy or in great need of funding. Requests will also be considered for individual classrooms wishing to integrate music and/or arts projects within school curriculum.  Click the image below or visit

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