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KASB Past President

Shannon Kimball Lawrence USD 497 Board of Education Shannon Kimball, president of the Lawrence USD 497 Board of Education, was elected Sunday as KASB President-Elect-Designee in December of 2019.  Kimball faced no opposition and was elected unanimously at the KASB Delegate Assembly during the association’s annual convention in Wichita.  “I will work to support and further KASB’s role as the voice of public education in Kansas. This voice continues to be desperately needed,” Kimball said “to counter the false narrative of failing public schools.”  She said KASB must continue to be at the forefront of debates over school finance, tax revenue, quality teachers, and the...

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KASB President

Lori Blake SE of Saline USD 306 Board of Education Lori Blake, a member of the Southeast of Saline USD 306 school board, was unanimously elected to the position of KASB President-Elect Designee by the KASB Delegate Assembly on Dec. 2, 2018 during the KASB 2018 Annual Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. She will become KASB President-Elect July 2019, and assume the office of KASB President July 2020. “It is through much seeking and questioning that has led to this moment in time, taking a risk to seek your approval as the next president-elect of KASB,” Blake said. “It is my time because...

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KASB President-Elect

Brad Bergsma Goodland USD 352 Board of Education Brad Bergsma, a member of the Goodland USD 352 Board of Education, was unanimously elected KASB President-Elect Designee by the KASB Delegate Assembly on Dec. 8 during the KASB 2019 Annual Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. Bergsma took over the office of KASB President-Elect in July 2020, and is serving as KASB President starting July 2021. Brad Bergsma cites many of the challenges facing rural schools in western Kansas, such as getting and keeping great teachers, providing mental health services for students and more. But Bergsma, in his fifth year on the Goodland USD 352 school...

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KASB Constitution

Kansas Association of School Boards Constitution as Amended by the KASB Delegate Assembly on December 3, 2011  ARTICLE I Name and Purpose Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the Kansas Association of School Boards. Section 2. The purpose of the association is to secure the best possible educational opportunity for all the children of the State of Kansas; to support and promote legislation and educational policies approved by the membership; to keep its members informed and aware of important issues facing education through publications, workshops and seminars; to seek the cooperation and assistance of all organizations with the same goal;...

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Nominating Committee

KASB President-Elect Designee The president-elect-designee serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board of directors until assuming the office of president-elect. The Kansas Association of School Boards Nominating Committee is charged with the task of presenting to the Delegate Assembly each year one or more qualified candidates for the office of President-Elect Designee of the Association. A Voters Guide, which serves as the KASB Nominating Committee Report, is distributed at the KASB Fall Summits. It is also be mailed prior to annual conference, along with other Delegate Assembly materials, to all board presidents, superintendents and voting delegates. The election for KASB...

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Ex Officio Members Board of Directors

Frank Henderson, Jr. Seaman USD 345 Board of Education Frank S. Henderson, Jr. serves on the KASB Board of Directors as an ex officio member. He is a past president of the KASB and has also served on the KASB Board of Directors and the KASB Legislative Committee for several years. He is currently in his thirteenth year and Immediate Past-President on the Seaman USD 345 Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas. Additionally, Henderson completed a term on the Board of Directors of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. He was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Education and has also...

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Region 15 Vice-President

Region 15 Vice-President Joe Beveridge Olathe USD 233 Board of Education How long have you served on your local school board and why did you decide to become a board member? As of January 2020, I am starting my second four-year term on the Olathe School Board. I have been serving as vice president since July of 2019. When my wife and I were expecting our first child, we moved from Chicago, Illinois to Olathe, Kansas, and one of the main reasons was our admiration for the school district. I ran for school board as someone who felt the district did so many...

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Region 14 Vice-President

Region 14 Vice-President Stan Reeser Wichita USD 259 Recently, Stan Reeser, a member of the Wichita USD 259 school board, visited with a group of students at Wichita South High School where they talked about the challenges they overcame to graduate. Reeser said the discussion with the students left him inspired — not only because of their stories but because of the efforts of their teachers. “It really reinforced to me how much these teachers do for us,” said Reeser. “One thing we always forget is that these educators, they just can’t only be proficient in their subject. They wear so many hats to...

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Region 13 Vice-President

Region 13 Vice-President Valdenia Winn Kansas City USD 500 Dr. Valdenia C. Winn (Persley) is a member of USD 500 Board of Education, the 34th District Kansas State House of Representative, a Kansas City Kansas Community College history professor and a community volunteer. In April 2015, Dr. Winn was elected to the USD 500 Board of Education, Kansas City, Kansas for a four-year term. Dr. Winn works tirelessly to promote, support and strengthen K-12 education for all students. Furthermore, she is also committed to helping the Administration, faculty and staff navigate the Kansas School finance formula. Since earning her PhD in History and International...

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Region 12 Vice-President

Region 12 Vice President Laura Guy Shawnee Mission USD 512 Board of Education How long have you served on your local school board and why did you decide to become a board member? I have served for two years. I decided to run because I’ve always been a big supporter of public education. My mom was a teacher and I taught third-grade for several years myself. My kids received outstanding educations in the Shawnee Mission School District and now that they’re grown, I wanted to give back to the community that has given so much to us. What do you do outside of being...

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