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Mission Statement

The Association’s mission is to create a community to promote and provide professional growth and support of its members through leadership, education, recognition, achievement, and service.

2023-2025 OFFICERS

Kayla Love

Katy Hatch

Gail Tripp

Renee Brant

Past President
Barb Bahm

Membership Information

The membership year is the same as the fiscal year for education. (July-June)

Become a member of an association that promotes learning opportunities throughout the year! Meetings and activities happen each month for the benefit of every member. Many choices of involvement exist. The Kansas Association (KAEOP) as well as the National Association (NAEOP) are part of a bigger picture should you feel the desire to further enhance your participation.  

Membership Dues:
Dues shall be $10.00 for Active members, $5.00 for New members first year, and $5.00 for Associate members per year.   - payable to KSDE AEOP, Renee Brant, Treasurer

Active Members
Juanita Anderson - CSAS
Katie Albright - SF
Barb Bahm - CSAS
Casey Barezinsky - CSAS
Pat Bone - DLS
Renee Brant - SETS
Joyce Broils - CSAS
Kelli Byrne - CSAS
Katy Hatch - CNW
Melissa Holder - KASB
Kayla Love - SETS
Josie McClendon - SETS
Sami Reed - SETS
Sarah Reed - SETS
Gail Tripp - CSAS
Associate Members

Theresa Coté

Tamla Miller

Donna Matthis

Linda Wallis

Charlotte Zeller



KSDE-AEOP 2024 Margaret Van Horn Scholarship

The scholarship program is open to current Kansas High School, College, and/or Technical School students.  Applicant must intend to continue his/her education in an education or business-related program.  Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours (at least half-time).  Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational facility within the state of Kansas. 
Applications must be complete, signed, and submitted by email in pdf format or postmarked by Friday, January 12, 2024, to be accepted.
2024 KSDE-AEOP  Margaret Van Horn Scholarship Application 


Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a mentor for new KSDE office professionals
  • Recognize the dedication of members
  • Utilize the expertise and professional experiences of members
Provide networking opportunities
  • Conduct monthly association meetings
  • Sponsor association fund-raising activities
Promote professional development opportunities
  • Encourage attendance and participation in local, state, national and central area meetings
  • Enhance leadership skills by serving as officers and committee chairs
  • Sponsor quarterly professional learning opportunities for agency office professionals
Encourage service and recognition to the agency and the community
  • Sponsor annual student scholarship
  • Provide professional learning scholarships for agency office professionals
  • Sponsor community service projects
  • Participate in National Educational Bosses Week
  • Participate in National Administrative Professionals Day

The Kansas State Department of Education Association of Educational Office Professionals was founded in the early 1960’s.

The KSDE Association is affiliated with the Kansas Association of Educational Office Professionals (KAEOP) and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP).
  • The Association meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month
  • All education office personnel in the Kansas State Department of Education or an associated educational office are eligible for membership in the association.
  • Annual membership dues are $10.00 to be paid by September 1.
Increase and maintain membership


Theresa Cote, CEOE
2015 Jackie Evans Award for Outstanding Service
The Jackie Evans Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and leadership performance. It is not an award given every year, only when the Board feels there is an individual deserving. Congratulations Theresa! 

Professional Learning


The 10-Minute Energy Solution by Jon Gordon

The Book Study - January-May 2023


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