KCPS Models Effective Urban Educational Leadership

Superintendent Mark Bedell tapped for keynote at 2017 Urban Superintendent's Academy Conference


Kansas City, Aug. 28, 2017: Kansas City Public Schools is helping to inspire school leaders in big cities across the U.S.

Superintendent Mark Bedell was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Urban Superintendents Academy Conference on Friday, Aug. 25 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bedell spoke about effective leadership in urban school systems, and he used the occasion to showcase the strides being made in KCPS to address the social, emotional and academic needs of all students.

“Today is about preparing you all for what I’ve just walked through,” Bedell said. “If you want to last in this profession, there are just some common sense things that you are going to have to be able to do.”

Dr. Bedell’s speech was broadcast live across the nation by C-Span 2.

View Dr. Bedell’s entire address by clicking on the image below: