Kentucky School Boards Association selects Schelling as associate executive director

A veteran administrator with the Kentucky School Boards Association has been promoted to the position of associate executive director.

Kerri D. Schelling, who joined KSBA in 2004 as director of school safety and student support services, is the organization’s No. 2 executive effective immediately.

Schelling, a graduate of Radford University and Pittsburg State University, has been KSBA’s director of board team development since 2006. In that role, she overees the association’s professional development for local school board members and serves as manager for the association’s multiple conferences for training of board members and school personnel across the Commonwealth. She is a frequent presenter on education leadership at events across the country and has been a professional training and facilitation consultant for more than a decade. She is a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives and currently serves as president of the Kentucky Society of Association Executives.

“Kerri brings such a wealth of experience to her new job, but especially her background in direct services to our members,” said KSBA Executive Director Mike Armstrong. “She is very well-known among school board members, superintendents, staff at the Kentucky Department of Education and the National School Boards Association. Perhaps most significantly, she has a track record of innovation for the services under her oversight. As associate executive director, I’m confident she will continue helping move all of our services to the state’s 173 public school systems in new and exciting ways.”

Schelling said she is looking forward to the new role within KSBA.

“I absolutely love working with school boards so the opportunity to serve our members in this new way is very exciting. I am honored to help lead this great organization to even greater heights and can’t wait to get started,” she said.

Established in 1936, KSBA is Kentucky’s largest organization of elected officials, serving the state’s more than 860 locally elected board of education members and providing a variety of services to all Kentucky public school systems.

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