Stewart Elected to Leadership Position with Kansas Association of School Boards
Rod Stewart, board of education vice-president from Washington County USD 108, was elected president-elect designee by the Kansas Association of School Boards delegate assembly Dec. 2 in Topeka. Stewart will serve a year as president-elect starting July 1, 2013, and take the office of president of the association on July 1, 2014.
“KASB provides service and support to local boards of education, from the smallest rural district to the largest urban district. I look forward to being a part of the leadership of an association that plays such a key role in the success of schools across the state.”
Stewart is in his second term on the board of directors for KASB as a regional vice-president. He has served on numerous committees for the association, including the convention credentials committee and the executive director interview committee. Stewart has been an active participant in both the association’s state governmental relations network and the Federal Relations Network.
His commitment to his public school is evident in his years of service at the local level. Stewart served seven years on the board of USD 222, one year on the consolidation transition board as president and now six years on the consolidated Washington County USD 108 board of education, serving as present and vice-president. Locally he has served on the district’s negotiation committee, the superintendent selection committee and curriculum committee, and has served on facilities planning and construction committees through three projects.
Stewart is a member of the Washington County Schools Booster Club and the high school’s ag science department advisory committee. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture education and a master’s degree in adult and occupational education from Kansas State University and is a business owner in Washington County, Kansas. He is a member of the National Corn Growers Association, Kansas Soybean Association, National FFA Alumni Association, K-State Alumni Life Member and an member of both the First United Methodist Church and the Washington County Historical Society.
“Educating the children of Kansas is vital to both the success of our state and our children,” Stewart said. “It is the duty of our local boards of education to provide the necessary resources to ensure that our children are provided the best education possible,” Stewart said.
Stewart said becoming a part of the leadership for KASB will give him greater opportunities to work on behalf of all children.
“I believe very strongly in public education, and I feel it is important to dedicate my time and experience to advocating for the children of Kansas.”