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Meekins & Stinson accepted in women’s leadership group

KASA, The School Leaders Association, has selected two from Fayette County Public Schools for its 2022 cohort of Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL): Latonya Meekins and Brooke Stinson, both of whom work at central office. 

The nearly 60-member cohort, along with some of the state’s top female executive educators, will kick off the yearlong networking program Jan. 27-28 in Louisville with an induction ceremony and leadership forum themed “Together We Rise.” KWEL chose Meekins and Stinson through a competitive application process based on specific leadership criteria. They have a variety of experience, talent, and desire to ensure all students receive an excellent education. 

Latonya MeekinsMeekins, who works out of the district’s middle schools office, is an administrator on special assignment. Her previous experience includes 10 years as assistant principal at Leestown Middle School; an employee of the Kentucky Department of Education working with schools in Clark, Franklin, Hardin, and Jefferson counties; an instructional coach at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School; and a math teacher at Crawford Middle School, where she started in 1996. “I am delighted to be part of the 2022 KWEL cohort. I applied to learn from and alongside a community of professional female leaders across the state,” Meekins said. 

Brooke StinsonStinson, who joined FCPS in 2019, now oversees the testing in our district; national, state, and local assessments; tiered instruction and intervention; and the district and school improvement plans. Previously, she was a principal and director of instruction for 13 years and an elementary teacher for six years. “I applied to KWEL for the collaboration and professional learning of leaders across the state. I am humbled to be chosen for this leadership organization,” Stinson said.

Source: Wanda Darland, associate director of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, (800) 928-KASA ext. 106

(Posted Jan. 4, 2022)