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Communications and Recognition Programs

The Communications and Recognition Programs Team is responsible for facilitating all communications within and external to the agency. The team is also responsible for managing the various scholarship and recognition programs administered by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

Blue Ribbon Schools National Logo   Blue Ribbon Schools 
 Challenge Award Graphic   Challenge Award Recognition Program
   
Governor's Scholar Program
 
 Kansas Horizon Award Logo  
Kansas Horizon Award Program
 
  Kansas Exemplary Educator Network apple logo   Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN)
Kansas Teacher of the Year Logo  
Kansas Teacher of the Year Awards
 
   
Kansas Exemplary Educator Talent Pool
 
Milken Foundation Logo   Milken National Educator Awards Program
Presidential Award for Math and Science Teachers logo   Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Program
   
Presidential Scholars Program
 
  Kansas Teachers of Promise Logo  
Teachers of Promise 
 
  US Senate Youth Program logo  

U.S. Senate Youth Program
 


 

 

        

 

Communications and Recognition Programs

The Communications and Recognition Programs Team is responsible for facilitating all communications within and external to the agency. The team is also responsible for managing the various scholarship and recognition programs administered by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program established in 1982 to honor schools which have achieved high levels of performance or significant improvements with emphasis on schools serving disadvantaged students. The Blue Ribbon award is considered the highest honor an American school can achieve. 
Challenge Award Graphic
Challenge Award Recognition Program
The Confidence in Education Task Force,administers the Challenge Awards program which recognizes Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. Since its inception in 2002 over 1600 awards have been presented to schools across the state.
The Great Seal of Kansas
Governor's Scholar Program
The Governor's Scholars program honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.
Kansas Horizon Award Logo
Kansas Horizon Award Program
 
Kansas Exemplary Educator Network apple logo
Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN)
 
Kansas Teacher of the Year Logo
Kansas Teacher of the Year Awards
 
Kansas Exemplary Educator Talent Pool  
Milken Foundation Logo
Milken National Educator Awards Program
 

Presidential Award for Math and Science Teachers logo

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching Program

 
Presidential Scholars Program  
Teachers of Promise  
US Senate Youth Program logo
U.S. Senate Youth Program
 

 

 

Communications and Recognition Programs
Team Director


Denise Kahler
(785) 296-4876
‚Äčdkahler@ksde.org

Questions about this
page contact:

Cheryl Franklin
(785) 296-4909
cfranklin@ksde.org

Tamla Miller
(785) 296-4950
tmiller@ksde.org

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