Dr. Ryan Karjala, Chair (USD 253) - email
Council position: Technology in Education
Dr. Volora Hanzlicek, Vice-Chair (USD 338) - email
Council position: Superintendent
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The Accreditation Advisory Council (AAC) is a critical partner with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). The AAC provides input and feedback to the KSDE on accreditation documents, procedures, and processes. The Council’s diverse membership advises KSDE on needs, concerns, and issues experienced by educational professionals. Members act as liaisons and advocate for the state’s accreditation system with the groups they represent. The feedback and input received from the AAC informs recommends to, and actions of, the Kansas State Board of Education.
Members of the AAC serve 3-year terms and may serve a maximum of 2 consecutive terms. KSDE is seeking representatives who are actively serving in the following areas:
Additionally, the AAC ensures statewide representation by maintaining membership from all 10 State Board of Education regions. If we are lacking representation from any specific state region, this will be a consideration in determining membership.
If you are interested in being considered for AAC membership, please utilize this link to complete a brief application survey. New members will be selected by Friday, September 1, 2023.
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