The Kansas Association of Independent and Religious Schools (KAIRS) is the state’s largest organization of non-public schools. Now in its 47th year, KAIRS is committed to excellence in education and to maintaining unity within its membership and productive relationships with public school leadership.

As it represents more than 35,000 Kansas school children, almost 2,400 teachers and more than 22,000 families, KAIRS strives to ensure that children attending religious and independent schools are treated equitably in educational law, policy and programs.

For the past several years, KAIRS also provides outstanding professional development programs for non-public school administrators and Pre-K - 12 teachers.

Servant Leadership Makes a Difference
February 12-13 in Topeka

KAIRS Annual Administrators Conference will feature Keynote Speaker Tom Thibodeau, Distinguished Chair of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University. Tom is the founder of the Master's degree in Servant Leadership - the only master's degree of its kind in the country. The Conference's insightful breakout sessions will focus on Communicating with Millennial Teachers and Parents; Christian Character in Sports; How to Best Utilize Social Media.

The second morning of the conference will also include two very popular events: Legislator Breakfast and Panel Discussion and the Kansas Board of Education Panel Discussion. See the information page and register today!

KAIRS 7th Annual Early Childhood Education Workshop 2018
Made with Purpose...Play with Purpose
March 3 in Topeka

KAIRS Early Childhood Education Workshop will focus on the importance of play! Experts agree that play is important for early childhood education and development. But what constitutes play?

Join Keynote Cari Ebert, pediatric speech-language pathologist, as she brings her high-energy presentation,"The Power of Play in a High-Tech World" to Topeka on March 3! She will provide helpful insights into how play can impact our 21st Century early childhood education. Additional breakout speakers will discuss how to help parents realize the importance of play, ways that "hidden" senses help children move and learn, and for the directors - a look at how to better market your center.

Register today for this inspirational and practical workshop! For additional information, see the information page and/or download the registration form.

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