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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 3:00 pm. If you would like to attend one of these meetings virtually or in person, please contact Dr. David Fernkopf.




Usually once a quarter, first Wednesday. Tentatively that will be:

September 4, 2024

December 4, 2024

February 12, 2025

June 4, 2025


2023-2024 Meeting Dates

September 6 Agenda (word) Unofficial Minutes September 6, 2023

December 13, 2023 Agenda (word)

February 14, 2024 (in Andover) (word)  MINUTES




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 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 2024: 

Blanck, Brooke

(MS Admin Rep) (USD 383)



(High School Charter)


Joani Purdy

(Service Center Rep)


Siebenmorgen, Jody (Virtual School Rep) (USD 258)


Boothe, Dr. Ben

(HS Admin Rep) (USD 231)



Fernkopf, David Dr. (KSDE)



Miller, Leigh

(Virtual School Rep) (USD 259)



(Higher Ed Rep)

Trimble, Rhonda (USD 340)

(MS Staff Rep)



(School Board Rep)


Mark Templin

(Early Childhood)


Drier, Amy


(Elementary Charter Rep)



(Business Rep)


Young, Amanda

(Elementary Admin) (USD 259)


Shook, Erica 313 Buhler

(Virtual Parent Rep)

Clark, Tammy

(High School Staff) (USD



(SPED Rep) Lydia Hunninghake


Kelso, Robyn Dr. (KSDE)


Ziegler, Christy (Traditional School Rep)

(USD 512)

Bohannan. Tori

(Technology Rep)


OPEN   (Superintendent Rep)


OPEN (Youth Rep)


Dombrosky, Michelle KSBOE, District 3

KSDE Assistant Director
Alternative/Charter/Virtual Schools

David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

CVEAC Chairman

CVEAC Facilitator
Brooke Blanck
(785) 587-2100 ext 8703

CVEAC Facilitator
Jody Siebenmorgen
(620) 228-4186

CVEAC Recording Officer
Casey Barezinksy

Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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