Lindsay Bale, MSSW, CSW, Doctoral Candidate
Jefferson County Public Schools, Supervisor- Student Assignment
As an equity-centered Administrator at a large public school district, I have a passion for developing policies and procedures that maximize equity and increase access for students who have historically been disenfranchised.
For education to truly be the great equalizer, the system must work to achieve academic success for all students.
My work has been instrumental in increasing access for students who experience disproportionate educational outcomes including students of color, English language learners, and students in foster care.
I developed the policies and procedures to implement ESSA provisions for students in foster care, incorporated holistic outreach approaches to increase magnet application pools, and advocated for policies that increase language access for students and families.
My work in these areas has the potential to impact thousands of students.
I am also a leader on the district Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team and the district Racial Equity Analysis Protocol (REAP) Committee.
I have over 18 years of experience as a social work professional in education, child welfare, and mental health related fields.
In 2009, I was awarded the Paul T. Grannis social services award by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
I have a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville and am a Doctorate in Social Work candidate at the University of Kentucky.
My doctoral studies have focused on barriers to accessing magnet schools for students of color, capitalizing on social networks to increase access, and developing a communication plan to build formal and informal networks of support to maximize equity.