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Stacey Knoell

Stacey Knoell is the Executive Director of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission. She comes to the Governor’s Office from a bid for the Kansas State Senate seat in district 9.

In addition to her work with the Commission, she has also led the third congressional district chapter for the Kansas Interfaith Action organization. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Iowa and a degree in Deaf Communications and Interpreter Training from St. Louis Community College. She received her teaching certificate through Kansas University’s Transition to Teaching Program which specifically recruited math and science teachers for the Kansas City, Kansas School District. Previously, Stacey worked in the public schools as a sign language interpreter at Blue Springs South High school and a math teacher at Fairfax Alternative High School and Central Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas. Stacey and her husband, Troy, reside in Olathe with their two daughters and their dog, Twix.