Message from the President

Submitted by david on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 13:19
Brett Janssen

Greetings to each of you this New Year!  I appreciate the leadership of our past president, J.Bradley Baker and the rest of the KMTA board, and I am privileged to learn the ropes of leading KMTA as president.  I am also excited to hear what is happening within our organization - we have many wonderful teachers who are making a difference!  

Be sure to mark your calendars for our State Conference on September 16-17, which will be at Bethel College in Newton!  Christina Liu, VP of Conference, is planning a stellar conference, bringing in Spencer Myer as the guest artist and organizing other wonderful sessions.  The State Conference is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with teachers throughout the state and realize the supportive community that KMTA provides.

Unfortunately, the National MTNA Conference originally scheduled to be in Minneapolis, will be completely online.  However, this still gives each of us an opportunity to register to attend virtually and reconnect with friends and colleagues, and enhance our pedagogy by providing many wonderful conference sessions.  I encourage each of you to be a part of this wonderful event!

I look forward to hearing success stories, particularly as we navigate teaching amidst today’s obstacles.  If you have a success story that our KMTA community would enjoy hearing, don’t hesitate to share it with me at, and I can share your story with our membership!  I wish you the best as we continue our teaching in this new year!

Thank you to each of you as you strive to motivate and enhance your pedagogy in teaching your students this spring – keep up the good work!  I look forward to seeing you at our conference in September!

Brett Janssen