Affiliate Organizations

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.

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).

KAAE Benefits
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
News updates
Instructional materials and resources
Peer networking
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 –

Other resources:
Kansas FFA website
National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE)
KAAE Constitution

KAAE Board of Directors
President – Dr. Kelly Hoelting
President Elect – Kasie Bogart
Past President – Jacob Larison
Executive Secretary – Carmelita Goossen
Executive Treasurer – Jed Strnad
Membership Director – Laura Bina
Teacher Success Coordinators – KSU Ag Ed Faculty, Amy Allen
In-Service Coordinator – Lacie Harshbarger
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 – Mary Beth Fulk
Southeast Dist. VP – Scott Sutton
Southwest Dist. VP – Kelly Siipes

Supporting Leadership
KSDE – Guy Shoulders
KS FFA – Mary Kane
KS FFA Foundation – Beth Gaines
KSU Ag Ed – Dr. Brandie Disberger, Dr. Gaea Hock, Dr. Johnathan Ulmer

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.

Membership Benefits
Awards and Recognition for Outstanding Members and Contributors
Curriculum Development
Leadership Opportunities
Professional Development
Strong Representation
Updated Information
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 

Other Resources:
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Kansas FCCLA

KATFACS Board of Directors
President – Heidi Rippert
President-Elect – Ashley Weber

Kansas Business Occupations Association

Board Members
President –Elizabeth Vaughn
Other information will be added once it is available. Thanks.

To provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. ACTE strives to empower educators to deliver high quality CTE programs that ensure all students are positioned for career success.

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