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Charter and Virtual Education Advisory Council Page

Welcome to the Charter and Virtual Education Advisory Council Webpage! The Advisory Council meets three times a year to discuss charter and virtual education in the state of Kansas. The meetings are open to the public.


Seeking 2017 Council Nominations

KSDE is currently seeking nominations for the following positions on the Council 


2017 Meeting Dates

  • February 1, 2017
  • June 7, 2017
  • October 4, 2017

Meetings are held at KSDE in room 117 from 1:30-3:30 pm.


Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Materials for Council Meetings


Charter and Virtual Education Advisory Council Members

Administrator – High School Representative


Administrator – Elementary School Representative

Gary Lewis USD 266 Maize

Administrator – Middle School Representative

Brooke Blanck USD 383 Manhattan

Certified Staff – Elementary School Representative

Delon Martens USD 312 Haven

Certified Staff – Middle School Representative


Certified Staff – High School Representative

Sean Reilly St. Thomas Aquinas

Charter School Representative


Charter-Virtual School Representative

Keith Wilson USD 497 Lawrence

Community/Business Representative

Cindy Higgins University of Kansas

Early Childhood Representative


Higher Education Representative

Steve Ternes Emporia State University

LEA Board of Education Representative


Parent Representative


Service Center Representative

Bill Losey Southwest Plains Regional Service Center

Special Education Representative

Tom Lawson USD 230 Spring Hill

Superintendent Representative

Penny Hargrove USD 415 Hiawatha

Technology Representative

Bob D'Andrea Diocese of Salina

Traditional Representative

Christy Ziegler USD 512 Shawnee Mission

Virtual Program Representative

Nicole Hodges USD 458 Basehor-Linwood

Virtual School Representative

Leigh Miller USD 259 Wichita

Youth Representative

Killashandra Scheuring

Kansas State Board of Education Representative

Steve Roberts District 2

KSDE Director of Teacher Licensure and Accreditation

Scott Myers KSDE

KSDE Charter and Virtual Education Consultant

Branden Johnson KSDE


Education Program Consultant
Branden Johnson
(785) 296-8447
(785) 296-7933 (fax)


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