Kansas Association for
The K-ACTE is the voice for career and technical education in the state of Kansas. Through a wide range of programs and events, K-ACTE acts as a resource to vocational-technical teachers, counselors, administrators, and teacher educators.
Based in Topeka, Kansas, the K-ACTE is made up of six affiliate groups, each with a specific focus:
KAAE – Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators
KATFACS – Kansas Association of Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences
KBOA – Kansas Business Occupations Association
KLCTE – Kansas Leaders of Career & Technical Education
KT&IEA – Kansas Trade & Industrial Educators Association
KNRS – Kansas New & Related Services
Learn more about each affiliate by clicking on the organization’s name above or in the navigation under affiliates.
KAAE - Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators
Kansas Vocational Agriculture Association (KVAA) was chartered in 1933. In 1961, the organization changed its name to the Kansas Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (KVATA). In 1998, the KVATA changed its name to the Kansas Association of Agriculture Educators (KAAE).
Legislative advocacy for the profession
Technical and pedagogical in-service education
Leadership and personal development
Awards and recognition programs
Mechanism for influencing the future direction of the profession
Idea exchange forum
Instructional materials and resources
Camaraderie and fellowship
Discounted Registration at Summer Conference and Ag Ed Symposium
Voting Member for district and state decisions
To learn more about the KAAE, visit their website – www.ksaged.org.
KAAE Board of Directors
President – Jacob Larison
President Elect – Kelly Hoelting
Past President – KaCee James
Executive Secretary – Carmelita Goossen
Executive Treasurer – Jed Strnad
Membership Director – Laura Bina
Teacher Success Coordinators – KSU Ag Ed Faculty
In-Service Coordinator – Randi Ernest
East Central Dist. VP – Alicia Hampton
Northeast Dist. VP – Jeanie Wege
North Central Dist. VP – Jacob Rutledge
Northwest Dist. VP – Sarah Molzahn
South Central Dist. VP – Alicia Cox
Southeast Dist. VP – Sydney Cullison
Southwest Dist. VP – Kelly Siipes
KATFACS - Kansas Association of Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences
FACS logoThe mission of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences is to provide leadership and support to FACS professionals who provide education to individuals, families and communities. KATFACS will help enhance professional relationships, advocate for FACS, provide resources, and networking opportunities. Furthermore, the mission of KATFACS is to provide an opportunity for members to address issues at the state and national level that are of importance to Family and Consumer Sciences education. KATFACS will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and resources as well as enhance communication within our profession as a whole.
Awards and Recognition for Outstanding Members and Contributors
Working relations with other divisions of ACTE
State and National Publications
–ACTE Techniques Magazine
–Publicity and Promotion for Programs and Services of FACS Education
To learn more about KATFACS, visit their website – https://www.katfacs.org/
KATFACS Board of Directors
KT&IEA - Kansas Trade & Industrial Educators
As President of the Kansas Trade and Industrial Education Association (KTIEA), I welcome all teachers and students to the KTIEA organization. We look forward to providing an avenue for collaborative professional growth by sharing innovative practices in the trades. (KTIEA) aims to provide and develop leadership for and by teachers, and students who are in the trade fields.
The objectives of this Association shall be:
- To promote professional growth and leadership among its membership
- To constantly improve the standards of the profession
- To cooperate with other educational agencies in improving professional relationships
- To unify all trade and industrial education interests through representative membership
- To encourage students to enter the trade or industrial education teaching field
WHO ARE WE: We are the trades–welders, construction workers, automotive technicians, technology installers and repairs, computer-aided drafting and manufacturing; and cosmetology etc… Just to name a few (not intended to be a complete list).
WHAT IS OUR GOAL: Provide an avenue for collaboration.
HOW DO WE DO IT: By Promoting professional growth, Improving the standards, Cooperate, Unify, Encourage, and inspire teachers and students.
Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education
1200 SW 10th Ave • Topeka KS 66604 • (785) 233-2690 • Fax: (785) 234-2433