MS, Education Administration, Emporia State University; M.Ed., Technology-Enhanced Teaching, MidAmerica
Jamie Droegemeier joined Kansas Connections Academy in 2017 as an assistant principal. He enjoys building relationships
with Kansas Connections Academy students and helping them reach their educational goals. Learn more about Mr.
Why I Became an Educator
I’m a second-career educator. I worked for many years as an accountant before making the change to education. I was
drawn to being an educator because I wanted to make an impact on the lives of young people and be part of the support
system guiding them to success.
The Online School Experience at Kansas
I love the opportunity to meet and interact with our families and build relationships with the students. We have
students from a variety of backgrounds, and they choose Kansas Connections Academy for different reasons. I’m able to
learn more about their passions and motivations through our individual conversations. I am continually amazed by the
number of activities and interests our students pursue.
Kansas Connections Academy has a tremendous spirit of collaboration. We stress the importance of the partnership between
teacher, student, and parent to achieve success. I have never encountered a more committed, passionate, and caring group
of educators than the Kansas Connections Academy staff.
The Benefits of K-12 Online Learning
Online school requires a different approach and mindset. It’s most successful when the family develops a routine and
structure for how they will do school. Parents are able to have greater involvement in their child’s daily education,
while students are able to work with highly qualified teachers. Our students are prepared for a successful future by
working through a rigorous curriculum, building skills of self-advocacy, and developing a growth mindset.
I have never encountered a more committed, passionate, and caring group of educators than the Kansas Connections Academy
— Mr. Droegemeier