** Announcement **

February 8, 2023
The Kansas Parents as Teachers Association, KPATA, is in the process of some significant board recruitment as many of our positions are filled with people that have maxed out the term limits to be on our board. That’s a good thing, right! This says that our board culture gets people engaged in ways that make them want to stay! The open positions are:  Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, President-Elect, and Regional Directors in the NW, NC and SW areas of Kansas. 
  • Would you like to join the efforts that have kept PAT programs alive and funded for the past 20+ years?  
  • Do you know someone who would be interested in working with our board?  Consider your early childhood partners, your engaged past and present families, members of your advisory board—-diversifying the board make-up broadens KPATA’s vision and scope!
Some facts that are important to consider:
1. We meet monthly on the third Friday of the month virtually from 12-2pm.
2. We ask that all board members join a committee. Executive board members are automatically part of the personnel committee and the Treasurer is the chair of the finance committee. 
3. We have a fiscal manager that does our books and we have an accounting firm they work with for our annual audit. 
4. We do ask that board members give a financial gift to KPATA that is meaningful to them.
5. Terms are 2 years. Elected in April by nominating slate and term starts in July.  The President Elect position term would be for the remainder of the current term (a year and half), then serve as President for 2 years and then as Past-President for 2 years. 
Questions?  Contact Executive Director, Callie Hoffman, choffman@kpata.org or President, Janet Cody, janetburtcody@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Janet Cody- President, janetburtcody@gmail.com

Brittany Denson- President Elect, brittany.denson@usd373.org

Jenny Bruns – Vice President, bruns.jj@gmail.com

Kicia Wagner – Secretary, kicia.wagner@lvpioneers.org

Leslie Sissel – Treasurer, lsissel@usd394.com

Travis Rickford – NW Regional Director, travisr@nwksprevention.com 

Sarah Hunnicutt– NC Regional Director, sarah@usd487.org

Laurie Logan – NC Regional Director, laurielogan@usd379.org

Dana Book- NE Regional Director, dbook@kcsl.org

Deanna Kessler-Miley – NE Regional Director, dkessler-miley@usd348.com

Sarah Eastman-Olivas – SC Regional Director, solivas@usd259.net

Monica Murnan- SE Regional Director, monica.murnan@greenbush.org

Kimberly Peterson- SW Regional Director, kpeterson@arrowheadwest.org

Lisa Williams – State Leader and Member at Large, lwilliams@ksde.org

Board Documents

KPATA is composed of members from across the state of Kansas and led by the Board of Directors. Board members serve as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the membership. 


Strategic Plan

Framework for Kansas PAT

Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the 12 most recent board meetings are posted here. For archived minutes, please contact Callie Hoffman, Executive Director (choffman@kpata.org).

February 2022

March 2022

April 2022 KPATA Members Meeting

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

July 2022

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022