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Chery Semmel of USA Kansas rejoins Bill Hagerman for another podcast. Topics for the day centered on a recent KSSA meeting in conjunction with the Kansas Association of School Boards meeting. KSSA Day at KASB prompted much discussion on the upcoming legislative issues, the upcoming State Board decision on what the next State Assessment will be, and on the Innovative Districts’ applications. All of the aforementioned topics are discussed and current progress on each topic is reviewed.
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 board member for Destination Imagination Kansas. She is often invited to guest lecture on the “Politics of P-20 education” and volunteers as a mentor for high school students. In 2009, Semmel volunteered as an international elections observer during the presidential elections in El Salvador and Bolivia.