KNEA Associate Executive Director – Kevin Scarrow

Kevin Scarrow manages the KNEA UniServ Program. He grew up in Stratton, Nebraska, and earned his undergraduate degree in music from Kearney State College. Kevin began his career as an elementary music teacher in Dodge City before moving to middle school. He served on the Dodge City NEA professional development council and negotiation team and as the local president and chief spokesperson. He represented the Ark Valley UniServ on the KNEA Board of Directors and served on the KNEA Executive Committee and Budget and Audit.

Kevin served on the KNEA Executive Committee, Budget and Audit, and KNEA Board of Directors as the representative of Ark Valley UniServ.

He has served in many capacities over the past two decades with KNEA. He started as the Southwest UniServ Director before moving to NEA Shawnee Mission UniServ Director. He subsequently spent three years as the Director of Organizational Development before returning as the Director of NEA Shawnee Mission UniServ and then Director of Ad Astra UniServ. In 2022, Kevin was named KNEA Associate Executive Director.

One of Kevin’s proudest accomplishments was assisting with the 2019-2020 NEA Shawnee Mission bargain. Kevin and the NEA Shawnee Mission Negotiation team spent countless hours preparing and planning for bargaining, mediation, and fact-finding. Unfortunately, the Shawnee Mission School District imposed a three-year unilateral agreement, which NEA Shawnee Mission and KNEA contested. The Kansas Department of Labor concurred, ruling it a prohibited practice, and directing the parties to resume talks. NEA Shawnee Mission and the district returned to the negotiation table and were able to come to an agreement ratified by both parties.

Kevin’s passion is empowering members to advocate for themselves.