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Outside Visitation Team (OVT) and Chairs


The KESA Guidance Document is being updated to contain a summary of the KESA process along with the latest reports that will be available in the Authenticated Application.  Additionally, new resources will be included to assist you in your accreditation journey.  

Outside Visitation Team

Training is required of all OVT members, including those who wish to serve as a Chair. To be a Chair, you must first attend OVT Member training and then attend OVT Chair training (See the "OVT Chair" section below.).

OVT Team Member Interest Survey 

OVT Member Training Schedule. (Coming soon)

List of Potential OVT Members  This list contains those trained and/or OVT Chairs who are willing to serve on a system OVT. There may be names missing on the list because of bad or undeliverable emails. KSDE is working through those. There is a longer list of names that includes those who did not want to be posted on the website. If  you are interested in that list, please email ekalas@ksde.org




OVT Chairs

OVT Chair Training Schedule - See Training Page

KESA Chair Training 2018-2019 Presentation

Trained OVT Chair Candidates (Updated 4-29-19)

2018-2019 OVT Chair Training Information (bottom of the page)

Instructions for OVT Chairs to Access KESA Application

Writing the OVT Annual Summary

If, in your current position, you are not associated with a system/district, you will be required to complete the KSDE Security Training prior to approval as a user for the KESA Application. The link to the security training is: https://learning.ksde.org/login/index.php. New users will need to create an account.

OVT Annual Summary Reports

OVT Annual Summary Report forms are here under the New KESA Forms Section.

Note: The OVT Annual Summary portion of the Authenticated Application is updated with some minor changes in the questions for each year and some reshuffling of the order of those questions.  

  • Year One OVT Summary
  • Year Two OVT Summary
  • Year Three OVT Summary
  • Year Four OVT Summary
  • Year Five OVT Summary

Survey Results


2017-2018 Member Training Survey

2017-2018 Chair Training Survey

K-12 Accreditation Contacts

Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller

Assistant Director

Myron Melton, Coordinator

John Girodat, Consultant

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