Current Board Members:
President: Cheri Koochel
Vice President Teresa Palmer
Past President: Barb Meyer
Secretary: Dani Redd
Treasurer: Becky Hegler and Tracie Chauvin
Membership Chair: Gerri Blaisdell
Member-at-Large: Stephanie Holloway
Communications Co-Chair: Katie Berry
Legislative Co-Chair: Shelby Burnett
Professional Development Chair: Kristen Garner
Northwest Representative: Kim Stoeber
Northeast Representative: Taylor Kehr and Jess Sholin
Southwest Representative: Lindsey Sill and Carrie Brock
Southeast Representative: Nicole Gilmore and Caitlyn Dailey
KSDE Liaison: Shanna Bigler
Fort Hays Faculty Liaison: Rekala Tuxhorn
Wichita State University Faculty Liaison:
Washburn Faculty Liaison: Kim Harrison
Kansas University Faculty Liaison: Kelly Jones
Newman University Faculty Liaison: Vanessa Rials
Washburn Student Representative:
KU Student Representative:
Newman University Student Representative:
WSU Student Representative:
FHSU Student Representative:
KSSWA Mission: KSSWA is a professional organization dedicated to promoting school social workers through advocacy, professional development and communication within the profession.
We were established in 1973 by a group of school social workers and their clients in the educational arena.
Our state association is part of the Midwest School Social Work Council, an eleven state regional organization that works to promote best practice and support social work in education.
KSSWA has a voice in developing policy at the state level, as well as regionally and nationally through our association with the Midwest School Social Work Council and the School Social Work Association of America.
KSSWA's executive board meets four times a year, and we hold a general membership meeting annually.