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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 four times a year to discuss charter and virtual education in the state of Kansas. The meetings are open to the public.

Seeking 15-16 Council Nominations

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

15-16 Meeting Dates

  • September 2, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • March 2, 2016
  • June 1, 2016

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
Anita Scheve

USD 489 Hays


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
Cody Whetstone

USD 400 Smoky Valley


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 Charter and Virtual Education Consultant
Jessica Noble


Education Program Consultant
Jessica Noble
(785) 296-3163
(785) 296-7933 (fax)


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