Current Board Members:
President: Cheri Koochel
Vice President Teresa Palmer
Past President: Barb Meyer
Secretary: Leslie Carr
Treasurer: Becky Hegler
Membership Chair: Ragan Snyder - Smith
Member-at-Large: Stephanie Holloway
Communications Co-Chair: Katie Berry and Galen Craghead
Legislative Co-Chair: Craig Hidy and Samantha Jacobs
Professional Development Chair: Kristen Garner
Northwest Representative: Laura Chartier
Northeast Representative: Kim Simpson, Thomas Walsh and Norella Munoz
Southwest Representative: Lindsey Sill
Southeast Representative: Alison Despard, Gerri Blaisdell
KSDE Liaison: Myron Melton
Fort Hays Faculty Liaison: Rekala Tuxhorn
Wichita State University Faculty Liaison: Amy Nolen
Washburn FacultyLiaison: Kim Harrison
Kansas University Faculty Liaison: Michael Riquino
Newman University Faculty Liaison: Jennifer Jones
Washburn Student Representative:
KU Student Representative:
Newman University Student Representative: Mikah Kemper
WSU Student Representative:
FHSU Student Representative:
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.