Gerry Kettenbach

Gerry Kettenbach

2016 NACSA Leader

Charter School Liaison, SEMO and MU-Columbia

Gerry Kettenbach currently serves as a Charter School Liaison for Southeast Missouri State Universityand the University of Missouri—Columbia Charter School Office, where he works with several schools.. Prior to working as an authorizer, Gerry served as teacher, counselor and administrator in public and parochial schools.

Gerry holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioethics and Future Studies from Saint Louis University, a master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University.


Most Recent Posts
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...