Jamie Droegemeier

Jamie Droegemeier

Assistant Principal

MS, Education Administration, Emporia State University; M.Ed., Technology-Enhanced Teaching, MidAmerica Nazarene University

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. Droegemeier below:

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 Connections Academy

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 staff.

— Mr. Droegemeier