Dr John Heim – Executive Director Kansas Association of School Boards (KSSA Talk #14)

Dr. John Heim  Dr. John Heim is executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards.  Dr. Heim came to KASB after serving as the superintendent for the Emporia Public Schools for 13 years.  Prior to that he was the executive director of the Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) in […]

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Deborah Haneke ESSDACK’s Chief Financial Officer (KSSA Talk #15)

Deb Haneke joined the ESSDACK staff in 1997.  Before stepping into the role of CFO, Deb provided leadership as the Director of Professional Development.  She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fort Hays State University. Join Bill Hagerman as he talks with Deb Haneke about KPERS and some of their upcoming changes. Dates […]

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Kansas United School Administrators – Cheryl Semmel (KSSA Talk #13)

Cheryl Semmel – Executive Director, United School Administrators of Kansas and Kansas School Superintendents’ Association Please excuse our technical difficulties.   Semmel currently serves as the executive director for USA|Kansas and the Kansas School Superintendents’ Association (KSSA).  She is also the president-elect for the Association of State Executives (ASE), which is affiliated with AASA, and a […]

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Safe Rooms: Is Your Safe Room Safe? (KSSA Talk #12)

  Corey Shultz – PBA Architect  Safe Rooms – Is Your Safe Room Safe? The safest place for school children during severe weather is a designed/engineered storm shelter that meets Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines.  Corey Schultz is among the top designers in the country and has lead PBArchitects in designing 50 shelters, protecting the […]

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Sue Givens, El Dorado USD #490 (KSSA Talk #11)

Sue Givens, Superintendent, El Dorado USD #490 Sue Givens is currently Superintendent of Schools in El Dorado – USD 490. A proud product of Kansas public education, Givens attended both Highland and Midway of Denton high schools, then earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Emporia State and Wichita State Universities, respectively. Formerly assistant superintendent in Pratt – USD 382, […]

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Dr. Doug Moeckel, Deputy Executive Director (KSSA Talk #10)

Dr. Doug Moeckel Dr. Doug Moeckel is the Deputy Director at KASB. His primary duties include board of education training, superintendent searches and strategic planning. Dr. Moeckel’s experiences include 36 years in education including administration, teaching and coaching. His administrative experience includes time as superintendent of schools in Ellsworth as well as building level leadership at […]

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Jim McNiece, Kansas State Board of Education (KSSA Talk #9)

Jim McNiece Bill’s KSSA Talk interview today is with Mr. Jim Mc Niece. Jim was elected to serve on the Kansas State Board of Education in November of 2012.  He represents District 10 which includes parts of South Central Kansas, as well as a portion of the City of Wichita.   Mr. Mc Niece has served […]

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Glen Suppes, President Elect, KSSA (KSSA Talk #8)

Mr. Glen Suppes, Smoky Valley School District USD#400 Glen Suppes is the superintendent of schools of Smoky Valley USD 400 in Lindsborg.  He has been a physical education instructor, athletic director and served as high school principal for 14 years.  Prior to coming to Smoky Valley in 2000, Glen was principal at Hillsboro High School for […]

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