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Classroom Number: 204
School Phone:
620.365.4715
Cell Phone:
620.212.1598
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Travis Hermstein

Name:
Travis Hermstein

Title:
Social Studies Teacher / ACC Adjunct Instructor

Email:

Work Phone:
620.365.4715

Cell Phone:
620.212.1598

Class Room Number:
204


EducationProfessional ExperienceFamily InformationPersonal Information

Educational History:

Iola High School Graduate 1989

Iola, Kansas

18th Year of teaching Social Studies - 14th at Iola High School

13th Year as an adjunct instructor for ACC

 

Degrees and Certifications:

MS.- Emporia State University - Education Leadership Prek - 12 (Building Level Certification) - 5/2014

MA.-  Emporia State University - American History - 8/1998

BS.Ed - Pittsburg State University - Secondary (7-12) Social Studies - 5/2000

BA - University of Kansas - Slavic Languages and Literature - 5/1994

Professional Development:

Workshops Attended:

  • Civic Participation Workshop
  • President Eisenhower Weekend Workshop
  • 1st Amendment Workshop
  • Spanish American War Workshop
  • Teachers to Teachers Workshop 2009

Educational History:

Iola High School Graduate 1989

Iola, Kansas

18th Year of teaching Social Studies - 14th at Iola High School

13th Year as an adjunct instructor for ACC

 

Degrees and Certifications:

MS.- Emporia State University - Education Leadership Prek - 12 (Building Level Certification) - 5/2014

MA.-  Emporia State University - American History - 8/1998

BS.Ed - Pittsburg State University - Secondary (7-12) Social Studies - 5/2000

BA - University of Kansas - Slavic Languages and Literature - 5/1994

Professional Development:

Workshops Attended:

  • Civic Participation Workshop
  • President Eisenhower Weekend Workshop
  • 1st Amendment Workshop
  • Spanish American War Workshop
  • Teachers to Teachers Workshop 2009

Current Position:

Began teaching career in 2000. I am in my 18th year of teaching Social Studies.

I have been in USD 257 for 14 years. I grew up in Iola and graduated from IHS in 1989.

2017-2018 Teaching Schedule:

  • 1 (A) 1st Semester: ACC World History I; 2nd Semester: ACC World History II (West Civ 101, 102)
  • 2 (A)  American History
  • 3 (A)  1st Semester: ACC American Government; 2nd Semester ACC State and Local (Pol 102)
  • 4 (A)  Russian History
  • 5 (A) 1st Semester: ACC Sociology (Soc 102); 2nd Semester: ACC Psychology (PY 111)
  • 6 (A)  Human Geography 
  • 7 (A)  Plan Period

*ACC courses are dual-credit. 

Previous Position:

Other Teaching Experiences:

  • Adjunct Instructor 2000 - present
  • 2009 Teachers to Teachers Exchange Program in Andreapol, Russia.
  • Iola High School History Bowl Sponsor - Competed in National History Bowl Competitions in Washington, D.C. in 2012 & 2013
  • 2011 USD 257 Teacher of the Year
  • Various Committee Assignments - CIAC, SS Sac, S3
  • Chairman of the Social Studies Curriculum Committee 2012 - present - Aligned to Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards

 

Family Information:

I am married to my best friend.  My wife Melanie and I met at KU and she is a Medical Technologist at NCRMH. We have a son who graduated from IHS in 2015 and currently attends the University of Kansas.

Personal Information:

Hobbies:

I am an avid sports fan. College football and college basketball make Saturday's in the fall the best time of year. I am also an amateur gardener. My family and I like to travel. Our goal is to see every national park in the United States.