Miller elected president-elect designee of Kansas Association of School Boards

Dayna Miller, a member of Basehor-Linwood USD 458 board of education, was elected president-elect designee during the KASB Delegate Assembly Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 in Wichita. Miller will assume the position of president-elect July 1, 2016 and serve as president beginning July 1, 2017, The following information was submitted by Miller as part of the application and nominating process:

Why are you interested in this position, and if nominated, what are your future plans?

My interests are centered on community and school involvement. I truly believe that education is the foundation for everything we do as a community, state and country. We are educating our future. My goal is to continue advocating for quality education.

What is your vision for KASB?

My vision for KASB is to continue the charge to be the “voice” for education in Kansas. We have a unique opportunity to help local boards advocate, collaborate and communicate our collective vision for how we educate our youth.

In your opinion, what is/are the major issue(s) facing education in Kansas and what solutions would you propose?

While the financial issues we are facing here in Kansas are definitely in the news and forefront, I believe our most important struggle is to maintain high educational standards and practices within the system. I believe this will take collaboration and communication across all factions within the education community. KASB has embarked on a path to bring those groups together to work toward our common goals here in the state. Our recent Summit is a great example of this collaboration. I would like to foster those relationships and see that we continue to be the voice for Kansas education.

Describe other relevant experiences or activities which prepare you for this position.

School districts across the state face diverse challenges because of size, economic structure and personnel. Yet, our common goal of educating our youth should be paramount. Through my work and advocacy in all areas of our community, local and state wide as well as my leadership training, I believe I am able to collaborate well with others. I truly believe collaboration is the cornerstone for great advocacy and problem solving.