School board member advances in professional development

Eulene Brock, a member of the Bell County Board of Education, has been awarded a certificate of advanced training in school leadership by the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA).

Brock achieved Level V Certification in KSBA Academy of Studies. It’s the highest level of certification the Kentucky School Board Association awards.

Brock is the first Bell County board member to achieve Level V Certification.

“I am very proud of Eulene and her commitment to work hard to gain the knowledge to make informed decisions concerning our children and our employees,” said Yvonne Gilliam, superintendent of Bell County Schools.

Kentucky laws mandate hours of select training based on each board member’s years of service. The lower levels of KSBA’s Academy of Studies include courses such as the basics on the board’s role, school finance, superintendent evaluations and facilities planning. As a board member advances in the certification process, the courses become less general and more specific to issues such as evaluating the board’s own effectiveness, doing advanced budget planning, becoming better advocates for children and grasping the board’s responsibilities in school and student assessment and accountability.

Established in 1936, KSBA is Kentucky’s largest organization serving local elected officials.