Diane DeBacker

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Commissioner of Education (Kansas)


Home: , Kansas

Education: PhD, Educational Administration and Leadership, Kansas State University, 2002 MA, Curriculum and Instruction, Washburn University of Topeka, 1987 BS, Business Education, Emporia State University, 1982

Profession: Associate Superintendent, Shawnee Heights Unified School District, 2006-2008 Adjunct Instructor, Washburn University/Kansas State University, 2006-2007 Principal, Washburn Rural Alternative High School, 1998-2003

Political: Commissioner of Education, State of Kansas, 2010-present Interim Commissioner of Education, State of Kansas, 2009-2010 Deputy Commissioner, Kansas Department of Education Division of Learning and Innovative Services, 2008-2010 Interim Deputy Commissioner of the Learning Services Division, Kansas Department of Education, 2006 Director, School Improvement & Accreditation, Kansas State Department of Education, 2003-2006

Congressional Membership: Member, Education Commission of States

Organization Membership: Member, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Member, Council of Chief State School Officers Member, Baker University, Continuing Education Advisory Council Member, Kansas Association for School Administrators Advisory Council Member, Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center Member, United School Administrators


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