MaKayla Shields


MaKayla Shields
Executive Director

"As a previous childcare worker, public school educator, sibling of fostered and adopted children, and adoptive mother, you could easily say children, and their well being, is my passion. I am honored to have the privilege of serving the abused and neglected children of Cowley County."

I was born and raised in Cowley County. I graduated from WHS and Cowley County Community College. I pursued my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Fort Hays State University. Before taking the position of Executive Director of CASA of Cowley County, I was an Elementary Teacher in USD470 and USD465.

Growing up, my family had the privilege of doing foster care and providing safe, nurturing homes for children who were removed from their own homes. My family went on to adopt 3 of my siblings. I am now married and my husband and I have an adopted daughter of our own. 


MaKayla is responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency's operations. This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer program that provides CASA services to abused and neglected children.