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Communications and Recognition Programs

The Communications and Recognition Programs Team is responsible for facilitating all communications within and external to the agency. The team is also responsible for managing the various scholarship and recognition programs administered by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

Awards, Scholarships, & Recognitions

Blue Ribbon Schools (Excel)

Challenge Award Recipients (Excel)

Governor's Achievement Schools (Excel)

Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Award Program

Kansas Teacher of the Year Awards

KSDE Recognition Programs Bank

Presidentail Scholars Nomination Form (Word)

U.S. Senate Youth Program (PDF)

News Room 

KSDE Media Archive 

PowerPoint Presentations

Press Releases


Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN)

The Kansas State Department of Education has developed a network comprised of individuals from the Kansas Teacher of the Year, Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards Program, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Kansas Cable Telecommunications Horizon Awards Program, and Nationally Board Certified Teachers, called Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN). 

The KEEN’s mission is to build and utilize a network of exemplary educators who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance, and the teaching/education profession.

Annually members of KEEN are invited to professional development opportunities, which address various pertinent education issues. KEEN members also serve on various advisory and selection committees for the Kansas State Department of Education.

2014 KEEN State Education Conference

                   2014 Conference Presentations



Communications & Recognition Programs Director
Denise Kahler


Questions about this page contact:
Tamla Miller

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