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Meet the KSBA Executive Director

Kerri Schelling
Kerri Schelling, CAE

Kerri Schelling became the executive director of the Kentucky School Boards Association on Aug. 26, 2017. But her relationship with school boards and public education began much earlier.

Kerri came to KSBA in 1999 as a school safety specialist, working as part of the partnership between KSBA and the Kentucky Center for School Safety. She served as director of the KSBA student support service from 2004 to 2006, when she was appointed to oversee the association’s board member training and conference professional development services.

Over the next 11 years, Kerri directed the Board Team Development Service, planning and managing contracts and content for the association’s leadership training events, supervising the development of new training targeted to building local school leadership skills, managing a series of grants obtained to support association services and administering the association’s role in providing, tracking and reporting required annual training hours as the designee of the Kentucky Board of Education and Kentucky Department of Education. She was named KSBA’s associate executive director in 2016.  
As executive director Kerri is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association, ensuring that the long term interests of its members are served and that KSBA remains financially sound and relevant. She works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to advance the mission of KSBA through her strong belief in, and commitment to, KSBA’s core strategic priorities of member ownership, advocacy, service delivery and partnerships.

Kerri is a past president of the Kentucky Society of Association Executives and was recognized as KSAE’s Association Executive of the Year in 2017. A Certified Association Executive (CAE) of the American Society of Association Executives, Kerri received her undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University in Kansas and a master’s degree from Radford University in Virginia.

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