Executive Director

Kathy T. Fields, IAIE Executive Director

Kathy Fields is a graduate of Georgetown College, and Morehead State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Masters of Arts Degree in Education and Rank I in Administrative Leadership .

During her 32 years in education, she had held nearly every position in a school district. Most recently, she has served as the Jessamine County Superintendent of Schools in Nicholasville, KY.

Kathy has been an elementary teacher, principal, Director of Special Education, Lead Instructional Administrator, Director of Curriculum, KTIP Teacher Educator, Adjunct Professor at Asbury University and Assistant Superintendent.

Kathy proudly lead a progressive district with over 8,000 students and 1,500 employees which became the third IAIE district chapter.

Kathy currently serves on numerous boards and participates in multiple professional organizations. She received the IAIE William Stafford Leadership Award in 2016. She has participated in IAIE School reviews for both the Inviting School Awards and the Fidelity Awards, visiting Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Kathy is married to Tim Fields and has two sons, Marshal and Alexander Tingle. She has a beautiful daughter-in-law, Kristen, who is expecting Kathy’s first grandchild in August.

1090 Short Shun Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 338-3123

 A Message from the Executive Director


It is with great pleasure that I assume the leadership role of IAIE Executive Director. I am so excited about the future of IAIE.

Special thanks to outgoing Director, Joan Fretz for such dedicated service and to the IAIE Board of Trustees for providing me this opportunity to serve.

Now, more than ever, the Invitational Education experience needs to be applied and shared globally. As I take the helm, I want to hear your stories and to share your successes. I invite you to contact me often. I plan to utilize social media to engage and celebrate IAIE members as well as to encourage those who need to join.

As we gear up for the 2017 World Conference in Carlsbad, New Mexico, I will be sharing many opportunities for you to participate and engage with the IAIE team. This conference always provides an amazing time to network and learn from one another. I look so forward to seeing you all there.

All my best as your school year progresses. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you.

You are intentionally making a difference!