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Kelli M. Broers

Kelli Broers is an attorney in the firm’s Kansas City office, and she is a member of MVP’s Employment Law Practice Group specializing in Education and Public Sector Law. She represents clients in administrative proceedings and civil litigation as well as assisting with policy review and employment matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Kelli was Assistant General Counsel for the Kansas State Department of Education. She regularly represented the agency before the Office of Administrative Hearings where she prosecuted all disciplinary actions filed against Kansas educators. Kelli also led the effort to revise the Kansas State Board of Education regulations governing educator discipline. The revisions, when formalized, will help to better protect Kansas kids and provide better guidance to school districts and educators. One of Kelli’s favorite responsibilities at KSDE was educating future educators. Continuing a practice began by her predecessor, Kelli began speaking once a semester to education majors at Emporia State University. During her tenure, the presentation began to focus on helping future educators avoid ethical pitfalls and, thus, avoid future disciplinary proceedings. The redesigned program was so popular Kelli was invited to speak with education students at Kansas State University, Bethel College, and Tabor College and with Kansas licensure officers. Kelli also served as KSDE’s hearing officer for federal and state review proceedings including CACFP food service appeals and emergency safety intervention requests for review.

Kelli has written and given many presentations during her legal career. Most recently, she presented at the 2017 National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Professional Practices Institute (PPI) in Phoenix, Arizona. PPI is an annual meeting of school administrators, licensure officers, investigators, and attorneys from across the United States and Canada. Its primary focus is teacher licensure, ethics, and discipline. Kelli was a member of a multi-state panel discussing educator ethics resources. She also authored and gave a solo presentation regarding the difficulty of pursuing non-criminal disciplinary cases. While in law school, Kelli participated in law clinic where she was assigned to the Tribal Court practice area. Her clinic advocacy resulted in the school awarding her the Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence.

Kelli currently serves on the Miami County Economic Development Board and is a member of the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce’s Centurions Leadership Program. She also enjoys all outdoor activities, is a strong proponent of the oxford comma, and loves all things Kansas.