USD 232 KESA Outside Visiting Team


    Dr. Hollie Becker- CHAIR
    Assistant Superintendent
    USD 469 Lansing

    Ryan Bodensteiner
    Assistant Director of Teaching & Learning
    USD 453 Leavenworth

    Dr. Erin Smith 
    Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction
    USD 512 Shawnee Mission School District

    Maria Worthington
    Teacher- Blue Valley North High School ELA
    USD 229 Blue Valley School District

  • The Kansas K-12 accreditation model, Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA), accredits education systems.

    Each system is required to work with an Outside Visitation Team (OVT) of education professionals from the Pre-K-12 classroom, educational leadership, and higher education. This team is charged with coaching, mentoring, and supporting the KESA system to which it is assigned for the duration of the five-year accreditation cycle.

    Each school district is responsible for ensuring that it has an OVT in place, Kansas education service centers (ESCs) will assist them with this task. 

    USD 232 has an outstanding OVT who offers a plethora of experience and professional vantage points.  This team will lead the district, with annual visits, to increase school improvement efforts that results in maximized student efficacy and achievement.