Gail Konzem , M.S. » Education

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Gail Konzem, M.S.

Chair of Education Department Professor of Elementary Education
Office Department of Education Wallerstedt Learning Center W022 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8457
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Gail Konzem has been a professor of education at Bethany College since 2006, and now serves as Chair of the education department.


Konzem earned his master’s in educational administration from Kansas State University and his bachelor’s in education from Marymount College, with majors in music education, K-12, and elementary education, K-6.


He joined the Bethany Faculty after serving the Salina Public Schools as a teacher, elementary principal, and middle level principal.


In 1980, Konzem was named an Outstanding Young Educator, has been actively involved in educational initiatives, and has served on a variety of community organizations connected to the arts and humanities, as well as serving as member of the Board of Directors and various offices in Child and Parent Services, an active children’s advocacy group in Salina.  He is past president of the Board of Trustees of the Salina Education Foundation, and continues to be actively involved in that organization.



He and his wife are active members of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Salina, and serve as musicians and on a variety of committees and commissions.  In 2007, they represented Kansas Ambassadors of Music during their European Tour.



Konzem is a former member of many education organizations during his years as a public school education and as associate professor of education at Bethany.

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