Council Members

The following are members of the Governor's Council on Education:

 

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly

Co-Chair Dr. Cynthia Lane, Retired, KCK Public Schools
Co-Chair Dr. Fred Dierksen, Dodge City Public Schools

Name Region Organization
Ed O’Malley   Kansas Leadership Center
Alan Cobb   Kansas Chamber
Joe Reardon NE Greater KC Chamber
Stephanie Harder C Textron Aviation
Coleen Tabor C Emprise Bank
Bob Kreutzer SW Tatro Plumbing
Tom Jones SW Hy-Plains Feedyard LLC
Barry Downing C Northrock Inc.; TOPS
Joe Glassman SW Glassman Corp.
Frank Henderson NE TRM Ministries
Patrick Woods NE ITC Great Plains
Dan Whisler NC Trane
Dr. Craig Correll SE Coffeyville Public Schools
Dr. Alicia Thompson C Wichita Public Schools
John Allison NE Olathe Public Schools
George Leary EC Moundridge Public Schools
Adrian Howie SW Hugoton Public Schools
Bill Biermann NW Goodland Public Schools
Dr. Steve Karlin SW Garden City Public Schools
Marcella Clay NE Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools retired
Donna (Deeds) McDaniel NE Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Susan Wally NE PREP-KC
Irene Caudillo NE El Centro
Madia Rivera NC Assistant Director Student Engagement
Cathy Harding  NE Wyandotte Health Foundation
Jeremy Anderson   Education Commission of States
Dr. Blake Flanders   Kansas Board of Regents
Helen Van Etten    Kansas Board of Regents
Dr. Daniel J. Thomas   Kansas Board of Regents
Dr. Steve Scott SE Pittsburg State University
Dr. Randy Watson    Kansas State Department of Education
Kathy Busch   Kansas State Board of Education
Jim Porter   Kansas State Board of Education
G.A. Buie   United School Administrators
Mark Farr   Kansas National Education Association
Mark Desetti   Kansas National Education Association
Sylvia Ramirez-Koehn SW Kansas National Education Association
Dana Nelson NE Kansas National Education Association
John Heim   Kansas Association of School Boards
Ben Schears   Association of Technical Colleges
Linda Fund   Association of Community College Trustees
Matt Lindsey   Independent College Association
Monica Crowe   Kansas Parent Teacher Association
Melissa Rooker   Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund
Annie McKay   Kansas Action for Children
Keith Lawing   Association of Workforce Boards
Laura Howard   Kansas Dept. of Children and Families
Delia Garcia   Kansas Dept. of Labor
David Toland   Kansas Dept. of Commerce