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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.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

  • September 3, 2014
  • December 3, 2014
  • March 4, 2015
  • June 3, 2015

Meetings are held at KSDE 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

Tell Kirk

USD 253 Emporia


Charter-Virtual School Representative

Keith Wilson

USD 497 Lawrence


Community/Business Representative


Early Childhood Representative

Dolores Daniels

USD 500 Kansas City


Higher Education Representative
Steve Ternes

Emporia State University


LEA Board of Education Representative

Pam Robinson

USD 229 Blue Valley


Parent Representative


Service Center Representative


Special Education Representative

Tom Lawson

USD 230 Spring Hill


Superintendent Representative

Penny Hargrove

USD 415 Hiawatha


Technology Representative

Lisa Lund

USD 232 De Soto


Traditional Representative
Christy Ziegler

USD 231 Gardner Edgerton


Virtual Program Representative

Nicole Hodges

USD 458 Basehor-Linwood


Virtual School Representative

Shannon Fisher

USD 385 Andover


Youth Representative

Alex Lynch

USD 290 Ottawa


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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