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Alphabetical by first name

First Last Title Department Email Phone
Aishwary Kumar Database Administrator IT  akumar@ksde.org (785) 296-7778
Ali Cecchini Auditor I FA acecchini@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Amanda Noll Financial Officer TLA anoll@ksde.org (785) 368-6207
Amanda Petersen Director EC apetersen@ksde.org (785) 296-7929
Amanda Williams Senior Administrative Assistant CSAS awilliams@ksde.org (785) 296-0979
Andrew Higgins Enterprise Support Specialist IT ahiggins@ksde.org (785) 296-6766
Angela Dittmer Child Nutrition Consultant CNW adittmer@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Angela Rosier Accountant IV FSO arosier@ksde.org (785) 296-0784
Angie Feyh Public Service Administrator CSAS afeyh@ksde.org (785) 296-4908
Angie Funk Assistant Director FSO afunk@ksde.org (785) 296-3264
Ann Yates Educator Evaluation and Special Projects Coordinator TLA ayates@ksde.org (785) 296-5140
Ann Marie Bush Communications Specialist CRP abush@ksde.org (785) 296-7921
Anna Riffey Administrative Specialist IT ariffey@ksde.org (785) 296-6829
Annette Blevins Senior Administrative Assistant SBSU ablevins@ksde.org (785) 296-3551
Annie Diederich Education Program Consultant – KESA TLA adiederich@ksde.org (785) 368-7356
Arleen Anderson, RD, LD Child Nutrition Consultant CNW aanderson@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Axel Araujo Database Administrator IT aaraujo@ksde.org (785) 296-3418
Barb Depew, RD, LD Farm to Plate Project Director CNW bdepew@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Barbara A. Bahm Senior Administrative Assistant CSAS bbahm@ksde.org (785) 291-3538
Beccy Strohm Administrative Specialist EC bstrohm@ksde.org (785) 296-6602
Becky Warren Public Service Executive I - SkillsUSA CSAS bwarren@ksde.org (620) 820-9367
Bert Moore Director SETS bmoore@ksde.org (785) 291-3097
Beth Fultz Assistant Director CSAS bfultz@ksde.org (785) 296-2325
Bob Mather Applications Developer II IT bmather@ksde.org (785) 296-2317
Brad Neuenswander Deputy Commissioner DLS bneuenswander@ksde.org (785) 296-2303
Brian Dempsey Attorney SETS bdempsey@ksde.org (785) 296-6518
Brian Hosey Enterprise Support Specialist IT bhosey@ksde.org (785) 296-3709
Cary Rogers Education Program Consultant SETS crogers@ksde.org (785) 296-0916
Catherine Chmidling, PhD Education Program Consultant – Higher Education TLA cchmidling@ksde.org (785) 291-3573
Catherine Swain Senior Administrative Assistant SETS cswain@ksde.org (785) 296-7454
Charlotte Zeller Project Manager/Data Compliance Officer IT czeller@ksde.org (785) 291-3312
Cheryl Austin Legal Assistant GC caustin@ksde.org (785) 296-3204
Cheryl Franklin Graphic Designer Specialist CRP cfranklin@ksde.org (785) 296-4909
Cheryl Johnson, MS, RD, LD Director CNW csjohnson@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Chris Edwards Systems Software Staff Consultant IT cedwards (785) 296-1222
Christa J. Chesmore Public Service Administrator TLA cchesmore@ksde.org (785) 296-1105
Christie Wyckoff Public Service Administrator SF cwyckoff@ksde.org (785) 296-6321
Christine Armstrong Systems Software Staff Consultant IT carmstrong@ksde.org (785) 296-5711
Christine Macy Education Program Consultant SETS cmacy@ksde.org (785) 296-3287
Christopher Ortega Senior Trainer IT cortega@ksde.org (785) 291-3512
Christy Weiler Coordinator SETS cweiler@ksde.org (785) 296-1712
Cindy Coleman Public Service Administrator TLA ccoleman@ksde.org (785) 296-4935
Cindy L. Johnson Professional Development Specialist CNW cljohnson@ksde.org 785) 296-2276
Connie Comstock Administrative Assistant - Licensure TLA ccomstock@ksde.org (785) 296-2733
Courtnie Cowsert Accountant III FSO ccowsert@ksde.org (785) 296-3962
Crystal Roberts Education Program Consultant CSAS croberts@ksde.org (785) 296-2221
Cynthia F. Hadicke Education Program Consultant - Elementary CSAS chadicke@ksde.org (785) 296-2749
Dale M. Dennis Special Assistant OC ddennis@ksde.org (785) 296-4923
Dan Barlett Auditor I FA dbarlett@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
David Barnes Coordinator - Curricular Standards/Mathematics CSAS dbarnes@ksde.org (785) 296-3486
David Fernkopf Assistant Director CSAS dfernkopf@ksde.org (785) 296-8447
Dayna Kriley, MS, RD, LD Child Nutrition Consultant CNW dkriley@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Dean Zajic State and Federal Programs Coordinator SETS dzajic@ksde.org (785) 296-2425
Deb Smith Public Service Administrator FSO dsmith@ksde.org (785) 296-3263
Denise Dallman Accountant III FSO ddallman@ksde.org (785) 296-5060
Denise Davis Requirements Analyst IT ddavis@ksde.org (785) 368-7192
Denise L. Kahler Director CRP dkahler@ksde.org (785) 296-4876
Dennis Tate Assistant State Director SBSU dtate@ksde.org (785) 296-4545
Dessa Gifford Child Nutrition Consultant CNW drgifford@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Diana Floyd, RD, LD Child Nutrition Consultant CNW dfloyd@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Diana Stephan Licensure Coordinator TLA dstephan@ksde.org (785) 296-2280
Diane Dysart Program Consultant II CNW ddysart@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Dina Patel Applications Developer II IT dpatel@ksde.org (785) 296-6143
Donna Reinert Applications Developer III IT dreinert@ksde.org (785) 296-1208
Doug Boline Assistant Director SETS dboline@ksde.org (785) 296-2600
Ed Kalas Education Program Consultant - KESA TLA ekalas@ksde.org (785) 296-2198
Emily Bonilla Child Nutrition Consultant CNW ebonilla@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Eric Dehner Technology Support Consultant IT edehner@ksde.org (785) 296-4961
Erik W. Liggett Accountant III FSO eliggett@ksde.org (785) 296-0976
Evelyn V. Alden Public Service Administrator SETS ealden@ksde.org (785) 296-3868
Greg Hiszczynskyj Database Administrator IT ghiszczynskyj@ksde.org (785) 296-4928
Gwyn Birk Auditor II FA gbirk@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Hannah Tillery Child Nutrition Consultant CNW htillery@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Hayley Steinlage Senior Education Research Analyst CSAS hasteinlage@ksde.org (785) 296-6177
Hilary Hanvey Child Nutrition Consultant CNW hhanvey@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Holly Steinlage, MPH, RD, LD Child Nutrition Consultant CNW hsteinlage@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Jamie Merklein Accountant III FSO jmerklein@ksde.org (785) 296-3674
Jamie Ribordy Auditor II FA jribordy@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Jan Williams Administrative Specialist IT jwilliams@ksde.org (785) 296-6829
Janis Taylor Auditor III FA jtaylor@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Jay Scott Secondary School Redesign Specialist DLS jscott@ksde.org (785) 296-6818
Jaycee Winder Accountant III FSO jwinder@ksde.org (785) 296-8933
Jean Rush Education Program Consultant SETS jrush@ksde.org (785) 296-7884
Jeanie Galemore Child Nutrition Consultant CNW jgalemore@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Jeannette Nobo Assistant Director - KESA TLA jnobo@ksde.org (785) 296-4948
Jenna Cook Project Manager IT jecook@ksde.org (785) 296-7943
Jenna Petesch Auditor I FA jpetesch@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Jennifer Hayes Requirements Analyst IT jhayes@ksde.org (785) 296-6331
Jennifer L. Barger Public Service Administrator II SF jbarger@ksde.org (785) 296-4965
Jennifer S. Shaffer Webmaster IT jshaffer@ksde.org (785) 296-5240
Jerald Henderson Applications Developer IT jhenderson@ksde.org  
Jerry Wilson Auditor III FA jwilson@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Jessica Noble Assistant Director TLA jnoble@ksde.org (785) 296-3163
Jill Ladd, MPH, RD, LD Assistant Director CNW jladd@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Jim Fritton Auditor II FA jfritton@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Jim Green Safety Specialist SSSU jgreen@ksde.org (785) 296-4946
Joan Houghton, EdD Education Program Consultant SETS jhoughton@ksde.org (785) 296-2515
Joann McRell Education Program Consultant - English Language Arts CSAS jmcrell@ksde.org (785) 296-2144
Joe Haverkamp Auditor I FA jhaverkamp@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
John Calvert Drills and Exercise Coordinator SSSU jcalvert@ksde.org (785) 296-7056
John Hess Director FSO jhess@ksde.org (785) 296-4962
John Price Project Manager - KIDS Supervisor IT jprice@ksde.org (785) 296-6155
Jordan Christian Public Service Executive II – Kansas Interagency Coordinating Council EC jchristian@ksde.org (785) 296-3953
Josh Bailey Applications Developer IT jbailey@ksde.org (785) 296-0758
Josh Fairman Auditor I FA jfairman@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Joyce Huser Education Program Consultant - Fine Arts CSAS jhuser@ksde.org (785) 296-4932
Juanita Anderson Senior Administrative Assistant CSAS janderson@ksde.org (785) 296-1978
Julie Rand Education Program Consultant EC jrand@ksde.org (785) 296-1944
Julie A. Henry, MS Ed. Assistant Director CNW jhenry@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Julie C. Ewing Assessment Coordinator CSAS jewing@ksde.org (785) 296-4349
Julie V. Cook Project Manager IT jvcook@ksde.org (785) 296-3300
Karen Campbell Child Nutrition Consultant CNW kcampbell@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Karen Maddox Public Service Administrator SETS kmaddox@ksde.org (785) 291-3098
Karen McClintock Technology Support Technician II IT kmcclintock@ksde.org (785) 291-0599
Karen Seymour, RD, LD Team Nutrition Project Director - Child Nutrition Consultant CNW kseymour@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Kathi Grossenbacher Director IT kgrossenbacher@ksde.org (785) 296-3399
Kathleen T. Mercer Coordinator - Individual Plans of Study CSAS ktmercer@ksde.org (785) 296-2307
Katie Albright Administrative Specialist SF kalbright@ksde.org (785) 296-3872
Kay Emerson AmeriCorps Director TLA kemerson@ksde.org (785) 368-6232
Keith Dreiling State Director SBSU kdreiling@ksde.org (785) 296-4567
Kelley Wiley Project Manager IT kwiley@ksde.org (785) 296-5069
Kelli Byrne Senior Administrative Assistant CSAS kbyrne@ksde.org (785) 296-3784
Kelly Spurgeon, PhD Senior Research Analyst CSAS kspurgeon@ksde.org (785) 296-4924
Kelly Steele Education Program Consultant SETS ksteele@ksde.org (785) 296-2050
Kent Reed Education Program Consultant - Counseling CSAS kreed@ksde.org (785) 296-8109
Kerry Haag Assistant Director - SECD SETS khaag@ksde.org (785) 296-4952
Kevin Fross Enterprise Architect IT kfross@ksde.org (785) 291-3622
Kim Burd Audit Manager FA kburd@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Kim Mick HR Professional II HR kmick@ksde.org (785) 296-3906
Kimberly A. Muff Education Program Consultant - Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK) - Striving Readers Program CSAS kmuff@ksde.org (785) 296-7779
Kris Shaw C3 Technical Assistance Liaison   kshaw@ksde.org (785) 296-1893
Kyle Lord Senior Research Analyst CSAS klord@ksde.org (785) 296-3259
Kyleen Harris Professional Development Specialist CNW kharris@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Laura Hodgson Child Nutrition Consultant CNW lhodgson@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Laura N. Jurgensen, JD Assistant Director SETS ljurgensen@ksde.org (785) 296-5522
Laurel S. Murdie Director FA lmurdie@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Leah Zeller Administrative Specialist TLA lzeller@ksde.org (785) 296-8012
Lee Jones Assessment Coordinator CSAS ljones@ksde.org (785) 296-4349
Linda Wisner Grant Fiscal Officer RE lwisner@ksde.org (785) 296-3637
Lindsay Wells Technology Support Consultant IT lwells@ksde.org (785) 296-8392
Luke McClurg Public Service Administrator TLA lmcclurg@ksde.org (785) 296-5138
Lynette Osner, RD, LD Child Nutrition Consultant CNW losner@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Makayla Auldridge Administrative Officer OC mauldridge@ksde.org (785) 296-3202
Marcia Fiorentino Coordinator - Civic Engagement/History, Government and Social Studies CSAS mfiorentino@ksde.org (785) 296-3892
Marissa Seele Administrative Specialist HR cbrown@ksde.org (785) 296-7795
Mark Stephenson NAEP Coordinator CSAS mstephenson@ksde.org (785) 296-7933
Mark Thompson, PhD Education Program Consultant - Health and Physical Education CSAS mathompson@ksde.org (785) 296-6823
Mark Ward, JD Attorney SETS mward@ksde.org (785) 296-0920
Mason Vosburgh Special Education Data Manager SETS mvosburgh@ksde.org (785) 296-4945
Matt Preston Applications Developer II IT mpreston@ksde.org (785) 291-3679
Maureen Ruhlman Education Program Consultant SETS mruhlman@ksde.org (785) 296-1101
Meg Boggs Body Venture Manager CNW mboggs@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Meg Pearson Kansas Volunteer Commission Deputy Director TLA mpearson@ksde.org (785) 296-5712
Meg Richard Education Program Consultant - Science CSAS mrichard@ksde.org (785) 296-8108
Melanie Scott Trainer IT mscott@ksde.org (785) 291-3514
Melissa Ostermeyer Training Coordinator SBSU mostermeyer@ksde.org (785) 296-5659
Melissa Valenza Education Program Consultant SETS mvalenza@ksde.org (785) 296-6035
Michael Beam Body Venture Manager CNW mbeam@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Michael Reb Applications Development Supervisor IT mreb@ksde.org (785) 296-5125
Michelle Irvine Senior Administrative Assistant CSAS mirvine@ksde.org (785) 296-2078
Michelle Treggo Administrative Assistant TLA mtreggo@ksde.org (785) 368-7436
Mike Jordan Project Manager IT mjordan@ksde.org (785) 296-1970
Mike Welchhans Communications Specialist CRP mwelchhans@ksde.org (785) 296-5223
Mischel D. Miller, Ed.S. Director TLA mmiller@ksde.org (785) 296-8010
Myra K. Stithem Public Service Administrator TLA mstithem@ksde.org (785) 296-3835
Myron Melton KESA Coordinator TLA mmelton@ksde.org (785) 368-7356
Nancy Allen Auditor III FA nallen@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Natalie McClane Education Program Consultant EC nmcclane@ksde.org (785) 296-5081
Natalie D. Clark Coordinator CSAS ndclark@ksde.org (785) 296-4916
Nathan Weedin IT Security Analyst IT nweedin@ksde.org (785) 296-5084
Nicole Clark Program Consultant II SETS nclark@ksde.org (785) 296-4925
Nicole K. Norwood Public Service Administrator II SF nnorwood@ksde.org (785) 296-2020
Nicole R. Primm Education Program Consultant - English Learners CSAS nprimm@ksde.org (785) 296-5060
Nikkolas Nelson Education Program Consultant CSAS nikkn@ksde.org (785) 296-7285
Nis Wilbur Education Program Consultant EC nwilbur@ksde.org (785) 296-4964
Pam Lamb State FCCLA Advisor CSAS plamb@ksde.org (785) 296-2164
Pam Rosebaugh Public Service Administrator CNW prosebaugh@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Parker Erikson Applications Developer IT perikson@ksde.org (785) 296-4958
Pat Bone Senior Administrative Specialist SETS pbone@ksde.org (785) 291-3097
Pat Hill Education Program Consultant SETS phill@ksde.org (785) 296-3137
Patty Herrman Auditor III FA pherrman@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Paula Smith Mentor Kansas Director TLA psmith@ksde.org (785) 368-6211
Peggy L. Hill Executive Secretary KSBE plhill@ksde.org (785) 296-3203
Philip Watkins Technology Support Technician II IT pwatkins@ksde.org (785) 296-5229
Phillip Salyer Applications Developer IT psalyer@ksde.org (785) 368-8040
R. Scott Gordon General Counsel GC sgordon@ksde.org (785) 296-3204
Rachel Beech Education Program Consultant SETS rbeech@ksde.org (785) 296-8965
Rachel Schiferl, RD, LD Child Nutrition Consultant CNW rschiferl@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Randy Watson Kansas Commissioner of Education OC rwatson@ksde.org (785) 296-3202
Raymond L. Zwiener Information Systems Manager IT rzwiener@ksde.org (785) 296-2226
Regina L. Peszat, PhD Education Program Consultant - World Languages CSAS rpeszat@ksde.org (785) 296-1891
Richard Matteson Project Manager IT rmatteson@ksde.org (785) 291-3534
Rick Moen Auditor II FA rmoen@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Robyn Meinholdt Public Service Administrator - Driver Education TLA rmeinholdt@ksde.org (785) 296-3379
Rose Ireland Public Service Administrator II SF rireland@ksde.org (785) 296-4973
Ryan Weir Data Coordinator SETS rweir@ksde.org (785) 296-7260
S. Craig Neuenswander Deputy Commissioner FAS cneuenswander@ksde.org (785) 296-3871
Sara Barnes Assistant Director SF sbarnes@ksde.org (785) 296-4972
Sarah Bruschi Senior Administrative Assistant CNW sbruschi@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Sarah Palubinski Training Coordinator/State E-Rate Coordinator IT spalubinski@ksde.org (785) 296-3575
Sarah D. Perryman School Redesign Coordinator DLS sperryman@ksde.org (785) 296-1074
Scott Smith Director CSAS | RE sesmith@ksde.org (785) 296-3142
Sean R. Hoffman, MS Training Specialist - Child Nutrition Consultant CNW shoffman@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Seretha Potts Administrative Assistant TLA spotts@ksde.org (785) 296-5114
Shane Carter Coordinator TLA scarter@ksde.org (785) 296-8011
Sharon Bloom Quality Assurance Technician IT sbloom@ksde.org (785) 296-3915
Sherry Root Senior Administrative Specialist FAS sroot@ksde.org (785) 296-3871
Shirley Coffman Administrative Assistant - Licensure TLA scoffman@ksde.org (785) 296-0952
Shuming Li Applications Developer II IT sli@ksde.org (785) 296-7976
Stacey Noll Data Coordinator SETS sfarrar@ksde.org (785) 296-3129
Stacie Martin Education Program Consultant SETS smartin@ksde.org (785) 296-6855
Stacy L. Smith Assistant Director - IPS, CTE CSAS slsmith@ksde.org (785) 296-4351
Stephen King Education Program Consultant - Computer Science CSAS sking@ksde.org (785) 296-1893
Stuart Lillie Systems Software Staff Consultant IT slillie@ksde.org (785) 368-7127
Susan Helbert Assistant Director TLA shelbert@ksde.org (785) 296-2289
Suzie Sebring Project Manager Supervisor IT ssebring@ksde.org (785) 296-4036
Tamla Miller Public Service Administrator CRP tmiller@ksde.org (785) 296-4950
Tammy Mitchell Elementary School Redesign Specialist DLS tmitchell@ksde.org (785) 296-4623
Tammy R. McFadden Applications Developer II IT tmcfadden@ksde.org (785) 296-2316
Tate Toedman Assistant Director SETS ttoedman@ksde.org (785) 296-6714
Taylor Carlson Administrative Specialist FA tcarlson@ksde.org (785) 296-4976
Theresa Cote Senior Administrative Specialist DLS tcote@ksde.org (785) 296-2303
Tierney Kirtdoll Administrative Specialist CSAS tkirtdoll@ksde.org (785) 296-3142
Tiffany Hester Dispute Resolution Coordinator and Legal Consultant SETS thester@ksde.org (785) 296-7262
Tim Mears General Maintenance Repair Tech I FSO tmears@ksde.org (785) 296-3152
Timothy Enneking Enterprise Security Specialist IT tenneking@ksde.org (785) 296-0950
Tina Callender Body Venture Manager CNW ccallender@ksde.org (785) 296-2276
Todd Lowe Assistant Director IT tlowe@ksde.org (785) 296-7115
Tom Tosh Data Coordinator IT ttosh@ksde.org (785) 296-5039
Trevor Huffman Public Service Executive SETS thuffman@ksde.org (785) 296-3743
Veryl Peter Director SF vpeter@ksde.org (785) 296-3872
Wendy Coates Education Program Consultant CSAS wcoates@ksde.org (785) 296-3860
Wendy M. Fritz Director HR wfritz@ksde.org (785) 296-5363
Xuewen Sheng, PhD Senior Education Research Analyst RE xsheng@ksde.org (785) 368-7435
Zach Smith Systems Software Staff Consultant IT zsmith@ksde.org (785) 296-5080
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Mailing Address:

Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 102
Topeka, Kansas 66612

Abbreviations

Admin.
Administrative

CACFP
Child and Adult Care Food Program

CNW
Child Nutrition and Wellness

CRP
Communications and Recognition Programs

CSAS
Career, Standards and Assessment Services

CTE
Career and Technical Education 

DLS
Division of Learning Services

EAG
Enhanced Assessment Grant

EC
Early Childhood

ELA
English Language Arts

ELL
English Language Learners

EPC
Education Program Consultant

ESL
English as a Second Language

FA
Fiscal Auditing

FAS
Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services

FCCLA
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

FCS
Family and Consumer Sciences

FFA
Future Farmers of America

FSO
Fiscal Services and Operations

GC
Office of General Counsel

HGSS
History, Government and Social Studies

HR
Human Resources

IPS
Individual Plan of Study

IT
Information Technology

KEEP
Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol

KESA
Kansas Education Systems Accreditation

KSBE
Kansas State Board of Education

KVC
Kansas Volunteer Commission

LiNK
Literacy Network of Kansas - Striving Readers Program

OC
Office of the Commissioner

PSA
Public Service Administrator

PSE
Public Service Executive

RE
Research and Evaluation

SBSU
School Bus Safety Unit

SECD
Social-Emotional and Character Development

SETS
Special Education and Title Services

SF
School Finance

SSSU
Safe and Secure Schools Unit

TLA
Teacher Licensure and Accreditation

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