Term Ends: June 2023
Shellaine "Shelly" Kiblinger recently retired from a 32-year career in K-12 education. From 2017-2021, she served as the Superintendent of Cherryvale Public Schools, USD 447. In Cherryvale, started many initiatives including the development of a five-year strategic plan that focused on the state vision of education, district-wide literacy and long-range financial planning.
Before her time with Cherryvale Public Schools, Regent Kiblinger served as the Superintendent of Hutchinson Public Schools from 2011 to 2017. In Hutchinson she focused on literacy improvement and successfully implemented K-12 positive behavior curriculum. She spent 12 years in USD 457 Garden City Public Schools in various administrative positions.
Regent Kiblinger is now self-employed as an educational consultant.
Regent Kiblinger graduated with a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership from Kansas State University. She earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Independence Community College.