Gerry Kettenbach

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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
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...
Amid Change, Our Autonomy and Community Are Our Strength
This blog post was written by Dr. Sana Shaikh, who served until this spring as Director of School Operations at Rise Prep High School, an autonomous school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Rise...