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Ms. Kathy Busch, Chair
238 N Ridgewood
Wichita, KS 67208
(316) 682-5718 (home)

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  • Represents the following school districts in Sedgwick and Butler counties, District 8
  • First term on the State Board, 2013; elected Board Chair in 2019
  • Committee Assignments:  Governor's Education Council, Kansas Alliance for Educational Advocacy, School Mental Health Advisory Council, Kansans Can School Redesign Advisory Committee, Teacher Vacancy and Supply Committee, Coordinating Council
  • Retired as Assistant Superintendent of Middle Schools for the Wichita Public Schools
  • Served 17 years as a building administrator at middle and high school levels
  • Former science teacher and adjunct professor at Wichita State University

Mrs. Busch received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in biological sciences. She then earned her teaching license as well as her Master’s of Science Education from Wichita State University. Her building and district level administrative licenses were also through Wichita State. Her family has four generations who attended Kansas schools and three generations who graduated from Wichita Public Schools.





Board Secretary
Peggy Hill

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