The DQC Advisory Board consists of a group of volunteers, many of whom served as initial Data Quality Certification Program Task Force members, who were responsible for the development, implementation, and piloting of the Data Quality Certification (DQC) program from early 2007 to early 2009. Task Force members were asked to serve as consultants on the Advisory Board to continue to offer guidance in the maintenance of the tracks offered in the DQC Program. Profiles of each of the DQC Advisory Board members are provided below.
Kateri Grillot (KSDE)
Kateri is a Senior Staff Development Specialist II at the Kansas State Department of Education. Prior to joining KSDE, she worked in adult education and served at-risk youth in a treatment group home. She holds degrees in Communication and Sociology, and a Master's degree from Wichita State University. In addition to her DQC duties, Kateri's other responsibilities at KSDE have included training and support for the KIDS, KAN-DIS, REALWORLD and Enterprise Data System (EDS) projects. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Kimberly Wright (KSDE)
Kimberly Wright is a Senior Staff Development Specialist II at the Kansas State Department of Education. She earned a Business Education degree from Washburn University and was a teacher at Jefferson West High School for many years. Kimberly worked as an independent contractor with the State of Kansas before joining KSDE. Kim’s responsibilities at KSDE include training and support for the KIDS, Early Childhood, USMRS, REALWORLD and Enterprise Data System (EDS) projects. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Forney (USD 305)
Michelle is the Systems Analyst for USD 305 (Salina). She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University at Salina. She is one of the two KIDS Coordinators responsible for submitting KIDS data for the district's twelve schools. In addition to her KIDS duties, Michelle is also responsible for supporting and training district staff, troubleshooting software issues, and SIS maintenance.
Jan Frenzl (USD 428)
Jan is the Applications Specialist and KIDS Data Coordinator for USD 428 (Great Bend, KS). She provides KIDS support for each of the seven schools in her district. Jan is also responsible for supporting and training district staff, troubleshooting software issues, and SIS maintenance. Jan is a member of the Kansas Skyward Steering Committee.
Kathleen Webb (USD 232)
Kathleen is the Senior Application Specialist and KIDS Data Coordinator for USD 232 (De Soto). Working in the Technology Department, she is responsible for submitting KIDS records for DeSoto's twelve schools. As the Skyward Administrator, she provides district support and training for the district's Skyward Student and Finance users. Kathleen also is the President of the Kansas Skyward User Group Steering Committee.
Dayna Heineken (USD 340)
Dayna is the Student Data Coordinator for Jefferson West (USD 340). She is responsible for collecting and submitting KIDS data for the district's 3 schools and provides support to staff for the district's SIS. Dayna also manages the deployment of iPads for staff and students.
Michael Maurer (USD 261)
Michael is the Principal of Haysville Middle School and holds a Doctor of Education degree from Wichita State University. Michael has been in this position for the past 10 years, also serving as an Assistant Principal the seven years prior. Michael has been certified in the Administrator track since the 2009-10 school year, and in the Assessments & Accountability track since the 2011-12 school year. An intentional focus for Michael at the building level has been to improve the accuracy of data submitted to the central office, especially during the assessment window.
Michael Pietrzak (Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Wichita)
Michael Pietrzak is the Technology Coordinator for the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Wichita and the Vice President of the Kansas PowerSchool Users Group. He earned an Information Technology degree and Management Information Systems degree from Newman University. Michael’s has been integral in several coding upgrades to the PowerSchool Student Information System and is responsible for the administration, training, and support for the 38 schools in his Diocese. Additionally, Michael provides training and support for PowerSchool and KIDS for the school districts who use PowerSchool in the state of Kansas.
Tammy Shirley (USD 373)
Tammy is the Registrar at Newton High School and has been employed by the Newton School District since 1998. Among many responsibilities, maintaining accurate student records is a high priority. Tammy has been certified in the data entry track since the 2008-2009 school year and in Enrollment & Transportation Data since 2012.