The DQC Advisory Board consists of a group of volunteers representing large, small, rural, urban, public, and private schools in Kansas. Advisory Board members are asked to serve as consultants and offer guidance in the maintenance of the tracks offered in the DQC Program. Profiles of each of the DQC Advisory Board members are provided below.
Kimberly Wright (KSDE)
Kimberly Wright is a Senior Staff Development Specialist II at the Kansas State Department of Education. She earned a Business Education degree from Washburn University and was a teacher at Jefferson West High School for many years. Kimberly worked as an independent contractor with the State of Kansas before joining KSDE. Kim’s responsibilities at KSDE include training and support for the KIDS, Early Childhood, USMRS, REALWORLD and Enterprise Data System (EDS) projects. She can be reached at email@example.com
Kathi Grossenbacher (KSDE)
Kathi Grossenbacher is a Senior Trainer at the Kansas State Department of Education. She earned a Business Administration – B.S. Computer and Management Information Systems degree, as well as, a master’s degree in Organizational Management from Peru State College. Kathi worked in the USD113 Prairie Hills District Office as a Data Coordinator and PowerSchool Administrator prior to joining KSDE. Kathi’s responsibilities include training and support for KIDS projects. Kathi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Forney (USD 305)
Michelle is the Systems Analyst for USD 305 (Salina). She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University at Salina. She is one of the two KIDS Coordinators responsible for submitting KIDS data for the district's twelve schools. In addition to her KIDS duties, Michelle is also responsible for supporting and training district staff, troubleshooting software issues, and SIS maintenance.
Jan Frenzl (USD 428)
Jan is the Applications Specialist and KIDS Data Coordinator for USD 428 (Great Bend, KS). She provides KIDS support for each of the seven schools in her district. Jan is also responsible for supporting and training district staff, troubleshooting software issues, and SIS maintenance. Jan is a member of the Kansas Skyward Steering Committee.
Kathleen Webb (USD 231)
Kathleen is the IT Application Support Specialist and KIDS Data Coordinator for USD 231 Gardner-Edgerton. Coordinating with district key players, she is responsible for submitting KIDS records for Gardner-Edgerton’s 11schools. As the Skyward Administrator, she provides district support and training for Skyward users.
Dayna Heineken (USD 340)
Dayna is the Student Data Coordinator for Jefferson West. She is responsible for the collection and submission of student data for the district's three schools. She provides support to staff for the district's SIS, email and other programs. Dayna also manages the deployment and support of the district's iPads.
Michael Maurer (USD 261)
Michael is the Principal of Haysville Middle School and holds a Doctor of Education degree from Wichita State University. Michael has been in this position for the past 10 years, also serving as an Assistant Principal the seven years prior. Michael has been certified in the Administrator track since the 2009-10 school year, and in the Assessments & Accountability track since the 2011-12 school year. An intentional focus for Michael at the building level has been to improve the accuracy of data submitted to the central office, especially during the assessment window.
Tammy Shirley (USD 373)
Tammy is the Registrar at Newton High School and has been employed by the Newton School District since 1998. Among many responsibilities, maintaining accurate student records is a high priority. Tammy has been certified in the data entry track since the 2008-2009 school year and in Enrollment & Transportation Data since 2012.