Meet the Staff

  • Chris Boxberger

    • Director of 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Richard Brusk

    • GED Instructor

    Rich is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but lived for a time in Wisconsin & Louisiana before coming to Kansas in 1999. He attended Highland Community College before transferring to Kansas State University. Rich graduated with a degree in Biology in 2005 and began his career teaching Math...

  • 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...

  • 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...