Jerry Keepers, 2014 Dawson Orman Award Winner

Jerry Keepers, 2014 Dawson Orman Award Winner

The Kentucky Association of Secondary Principals is proud to announce the selection of Jerry C. Keepers, principal of Jefferson County High School, as the recipient of the 2014 Dawson Orman Leadership Award. The award is presented to a Kentucky principal based on the following:  1) excellence in educational administration; 2) leadership/service in educational activities; 3) leadership/service in community activities; 4) compassion for colleagues; 5) knowledge of current educational trends and participation in professional development; and 6) professional membership in KASSP.

Mr. Keepers earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology from the University of Kentucky. He earned his Masters and Rank I in School Administration from Western Kentucky University.

Mr. Keepers has held positions in Jefferson County Public Schools as an English teacher at Doss, Fern Creek and Southern High Schools, a football and track coach at Doss and Southern, athletic director at Fern Creek, guidance counselor at the Teenage Parent Program, assistant principal and principal. Prior to coming to Jefferson County High School, he was principal at Southern High School Magnet Career Academy for 14 years. He has been elected to serve on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control, and is now completing his second elected 4-year term. He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Association of Secondary Schools Principals (KASSP).  Mr. Keepers recently completed a four year term on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

The Leadership Award is named for Dawson Orman, a former principal and assistant superintendent in Jefferson County and Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.


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