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L. Rodney Bennett

Employer: For 27 years, I have been blessed to be employed in various capacities with the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Education. Additionally, my greatest employer has been my call of 15 years as Senior Pastor of the historic Second Baptist Church – Mays Lick, KY.

Title: I currently serve as Senior Resource Manager in the Office of Finance and Operations, Division of District Support. I am also honored to be a Statewide Mental Health Wellness Sr. Instructor.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?

One of the most rewarding aspects of my career has been the ability to integrate faith-based initiatives, along with technical expertise to facilitate innovative teamwork, educational leadership and mental health awareness in school districts across Kentucky.

What is the greatest benefit of being a NAPSA member?

NAPSA is a safe place that fosters personal and professional growth and development for administrators, by serving as a repository of evidence based practices, proven experience and analytics. The leadership, fellowship and relationships cultivate a network for educational professionals that is PRICELESS. NAPSA encourages each affiliated person to believe you can achieve great things and make a difference.

Teamwork truly makes the Dreamwork. The late great Maya Angelou said it best when she said “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive: And to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” In essence – NAPSA cultivates you to THRIVE!