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  • Teresa Palmer co-chairs the North Central Representative position on our board. Teresa is a School Social Worker in Geary County USD 475.
  • Craig Hidy the KSSWA legislative chair. He works for Greenbush SE KS Education Service Center.
  • Kim Simpson co-chairs as the North Central Representative. She is a school social worker with USD 475 in Geary County Schools.
  • Laura Chartier is our Secretary and works with USD 489 with the Hays SPED Coop.
  • Cheri Pfanenstiel-Koochel is our Vice President and is a retired School Social Worker from USD 383, Manhattan KS.
  • Becky Hegler is our Treasurer. She is a School Social Worker/Counselor at Kingman High School USD 331.
  • Sara is our Membership Chair. She works for Rock Hills School District in Mankato.
  • Barb Meyer is our current President. She works at Hadley Middle School in the Wichita Public Schools.
  • Katie Berry is our Communications Chair. She works at Tri-City Day School in Haysville, USD 261.

Current Board Members:

President:  Barb Meyer

Vice President:  Cheri Pfanenstiel - Koochel

Past President:  Laura Foster

Secretary:  Laura Chartier

Treasurer:  Becky Hegler

Membership Chair:  Sara Grout

Member-at-Large:  Jess Sholin

Communications:  Katie Berry

Legislative Chair:  Craig Hidy

North Central Representative:  Kim Simpson and Teresa Palmer

South Central Representative: Vacant

Eastern Representative:  Vacant

KSDE Liaison:  Stacie Martin

WSU Liaison:  Vacant

Washburn Liaison:  Kim Harrison

KU Liaison:  Vacant

KSSWA Archivist:  Susie Swanson

Washburn Student Representative:

KU Student Representative:

Newman University Student Representative:

WSU Student Representative:

Our Mission

KSSWA is a professional organization dedicated to promoting school social work in helping students, their families and the community to enhance each child's educational experience.

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.

Constitution and Bylaws

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