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Welcome to the Charter and Virtual Education Advisory Council Webpage

 

Advisory Council Meetings

The Advisory Council meets quarterly to discuss charter and virtual education in the state of Kansas. The meetings are all held at the Kansas State Department of Education in room 117. The meetings typically last 2 hours and run from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. If you would like to attend one of these meetings virtually or in person, please contact David Fernkopf.

 

2022- 2023 Meeting Dates

 

Meeting Agendas

 

Materials for Council Meetings

 

Charter and Virtual Education Advisory Council Members

Want to be considered for membership?  Complete this form by December 2, 2022 and you will be notified if you are selected.

 

Council Leadership

Chairman/Facilitator: TBA

Facilitator: Brooke Blanck - USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden

Facilitator: Jody Siebenmorgen - USD 258 Humboldt

KSDE Coordinator: Dr. David Fernkopf - Kansas State Department of Education

Recorder: Casey Barezinsky - KSDE

 

Council Members

Charter Virtual Education Advisory Council Members as of Spring 2022: 

Blanke, Brooke
USD 383
(MS Admin Rep)

Fernkopf, Dr. David
(KSDE)
Seibenmorgen, Jody
USD 258
(Virtual School Rep)

(Technology Rep)

OPEN     

Boothe, Dr. Ben
USD 231 
(HS Admin Rep)

Kelso, Dr. Robyn
(KSDE)
Reinecke, Samantha
USD 258
(Special Ed Rep)

(HS Charter)

OPEN

Cowther, Lisa
USD 305 Salina
(Elementary Rep)

OPEN
(Superintendent Rep)

Young, Amanda
USD 259
(Elementary Admin Rep)

(Business Rep)

OPEN

Clark, Tammy
USD 331
(HS Staff Rep)

Miller, Leigh
USD 259
(Virtual School Rep)

Zeigler, Christy
USD 512
(Traditional School Rep)

(Early Childhood)

OPEN

Drier, Amy USD
(Virtual Charter Rep)

 

Purdy, Joani 
Orion Education
(Service Center Rep)

(Middle School Rep)

OPEN

(Youth Rep)

OPEN

Dombrosky, Michelle
KSBOE District 3 
(School Board Rep)

Shook, Erica USD 313
(Parent Rep)

(Elementary Charter Rep)

OPEN

(Higher Ed Rep)

OPEN

 

KSDE Assistant Director
Alternative/Charter/Virtual Schools

David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

CVEAC Chairman
TBA

CVEAC Facilitator
Brooke Blanck
(785) 587-2100 ext 8703
brookeb@usd383.org

CVEAC Facilitator
Jody Siebenmorgen
(620) 228-4186
jody.siebenmorgen@usd258.net

CVEAC Recording Officer
Casey Barezinksy

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303
bproctor@ksde.org

Interim Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142
bfultz@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Vacant
(785) 291-3538

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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