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Travis Hermstein

Social Studies Teacher / ACC Adjunct Instructor

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About Me

Educational History:

Iola High School Graduate 1989

Iola, Kansas

21th Year of teaching Social Studies - 16th at Iola High School

16th Year as an Adjunct Instructor for ACC


Degrees and Certifications:

Psychology of Learning Certificate – Emporia State University – 2019

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 21st year of teaching Social Studies.

I have been in USD 257 for 16 years. I grew up in Iola and graduated from IHS in 1989.

2020-2021 Class Schedule:

  • 1st Hour: ACC World History (Dual Credit) – Western Civilization to 1500 (I); Western Civilization to the present (II). (10th Grade) 
  • 2nd Hour: ACC American Government (Dual) – 1st Semester American Government; 2nd Semester State and Local Government. (12th Grade)
  • 3rd Hour: American Government (General Ed) – (Full Year) (12th Grade)
  • 4th Hour: ACC American History (Dual) – 1st Semester US History to 1865; 2nd Semester US History Since 1865. (11th Grade)
  • 5th Hour: American History (General Ed) – (Full Year)(11th Grade)
  • 6th Hour: American Government (General Ed) – (Full Year)(12th Grade) 
  • 7th Hour: Plan Period 


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Other Teaching Experiences:

  • Adjunct Instructor 2000 - present (ACC)
  • Iola High School NEA Building Rep 2017 – present
  • Iola INEA Executive Committee 2017 -
  • Teachers Advisory Committee 2017 – 
  • CIAC Committee 2011-2019
  • Social Studies SAC Chair 2011-2019
  • 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


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.

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

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