Skip to main content

Travis Hermstein's Profile


Travis Hermstein

Social Studies Teacher / ACC Adjunct Instructor

profile pic

Contact Info:

Cell Phone:


Class Room Number:


About Me

Educational History:

Iola High School Graduate 1989

Iola, Kansas

24th Year of teaching Social Studies - 19th at Iola High School

19th 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 24th year of teaching Social Studies.

I have been in USD 257 for 19 years. I grew up in Iola and graduated from IHS in 1989.

2023-2024 Class Schedule:

  • 1st Hour: (ACC 111)(Pol Sci)(American Government)(S1); (ACC 130)(Pol Sci)(State and Local Gov) (S2)
  • 2nd Hour: (ACC 120)(World History/Western Civ I)(S1); (ACC 121)(World History/Western Civ II) (S2)
  • 3rd Hour: (ACC 108)(S1)(American History to 1865); (ACC 109)(S2)(American History Since 1865)
  • 4th Hour: (AG)(GE)(American Government)(S1- 2)
  • 5th Hour: (AG)(GE)(American Government)(S1-2)
  • 6th Hour: (Plan Period)
  • 7th Hour: (AG(GE)(American Government)(S1-2)

Previous Position:

Other Teaching Experiences:

  • Adjunct Instructor 2000 - present (ACC)
  • INEA Vice President
  • Iola High School NEA Building Rep 2017 – present
  • Iola INEA Executive Committee 2017 -
  • Teachers Advisory Committee 2017 – 
  • Building Leaderhsip Team 2017 –
  • TASN Support Team 2019 – 
  • 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 an adult son and we enjoy traveling, camping, and watching sports. Life is good!

Personal Information:


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.

Contact Travis Hermstein

Classroom Number:
Cell Phone: