Kentucky State to host 2023 Atwood Day Assembly

Kentucky State to host 2023 Atwood Day Assembly

Posted on March 24, 2023

Kentucky State University will celebrate the observance of Atwood Day in remembrance of the late Rufus B. Atwood, the University’s ninth and longest-serving president, Tuesday, March 28 at 11 a.m. during its Atwood Day Assembly.

Dr. Bryan D. Hale, education program specialist for the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C., will provide the keynote address.

Dr. Bryan D. Hale is a highly decorated veteran educator who has spent over two decades of his career serving high-need, marginalized students in K-12 urban, suburban and rural environments. His core belief that all children – regardless of their zip code, socio-economic status, ethnicity, or culture – are entitled to a first-class education has been the driving force behind work that he has done transforming schools and communities across the country.  

Hale’s expertise is well-known and has been sought after by some of the nation’s most prestigious educational networks including, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National Education Association (Illinois), and the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA). 

As the President and Founding CEO of United Educational Consulting LLC, Hale facilitates dynamic professional learning nationally on a variety of topics including: School and Community Partnerships, Systemic Transformational Leadership, Creating Trauma-Informed Schools, and his true passion: Social-Emotional Learning and Holistic Wellness in Education.

Hale holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education from Kentucky State University, a Master of Education in Education Administration from Cleveland State University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from Chicago State University. He is currently an Education Program Specialist for the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Hale works in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education as part of the Effective Educator Development Division.

He is married to Judge Sherri Hale, a Kentucky State alum, and they have two young adults, Sarah and Brandon, and resides in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

The Assembly can also be viewed on Zoom.