Meet the Staff

  • Chris Boxberger

    • Director of Title III and Adult Education

    Chris is originally from the South Chicagoland Area(Bolingbrook) in Illinois. Chris started K-State as a Music Education major, then switched to Social Sciences with a minor in Music graduating in 2012. In college, Chris met his wife, Samantha, who now works as the Band Director at Junction City High School.  While in college, Chris worked full-...

  • Janae Haskell

    • ESL Instructor
    • Career Facilitator

    Janae grew up in Dodge City, KS, a renowned little cow town with a wild west reputation. She moved to Manhattan, KS to complete her education at Kansas State University in 2007. In 2009, she spent a semester in Puerto Rico studying Latin American history and Spanish literature at the University of Puerto Rico. In 2010, Janae received a double...

  • Elsa Valarezo

    • ESL Instructor

    Elsa Valarezo de Ireton is originally from Ecuador in South America. She started learning English at the age of 13, and hasn’t stopped ever since. Elsa has a B.A. in Languages and Linguistics from Universidad de Guayaquil, in Ecuador. She has worked as an English as a Foreign Language instructor in K-12 as for adults. In 2014, she was part of the...

  • Cindy Boxberger

    • Testing Administrator
    • Data Coordinator

    Cindy grew up in California, Missouri and worked for the State of Missouri.  In 1984, she and her husband moved to Bolingbrook, Illinois where she worked for the Village of Bolingbrook. In 2011 she moved to Manhattan, Kansas and worked for USD 383 as a computer lab instructor and most recently Testing and Data Coordinator. Cindy has 3 dogs,...

  • Bryant Kniffin

    • Administrative Assistant

    Bryant is a 2013 Kansas State graduate with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Leadership Studies. As an undergrad, he was a trumpet player in the K-State Marching Band and currently provides marketing services for the band and drives their equipment truck. Bryant grew up in Olathe, KS and is a second generation Wildcat. In his spare time Bryant...

  • Katherine Ventura

    • Evening GED Instructor