Erik Erazo

Phone: 913-780-7783

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Executive Director of Student and Community Engagement

Originally from California, Erik Erazo enlisted in the United States Army after earning his high school diploma. Erazo started at Olathe North High School 20 years ago and was inspired to further his education. Soon after, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. He currently serves as an administrator for the Olathe School District.

Throughout his career, Erazo has created various programs for students. His two flagship programs are the Olathe Leadership Lowrider Bike Club and The Spot which target at-risk youth by providing mentorship and encourages students to maintain their personal identities while removing negative activities. Currently, these programs boast a 100% graduation rate.

Erazo serves on multiple community boards, including the Executive Board of United Community Services of Johnson County (UCS), Men of Color in Educational Leadership (MCEL), El Centro, 4L Foundation, City of Olathe Citizens Police Advisory Council, Disproportionate Minority Contact of Johnson County, Criminal Justice Sub-Committee, Latino Leadership Network, KC BizFest, and the National Community Policing Committee.

Erazo received the 2013 Olathe Human Relations Educator Award, 2017 Olathe Public Schools Emporia State University Master Teacher Award, 2018 MidAmerica Nazarene University Teacher Who Inspires Award, 2018 KC Royals Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat, 2019 City of Olathe Cathedral Builder Award, 2021 NAACP Hero for Diversity Award, and the 2021 Olathe Police Service Award.

His work has been featured on numerous news stations, including 41 Action News, Fox 4 KC, Olathe News, and the Olathe Gazette. He was also featured on the front page of the Kansas City Star in 2013 and 2022.

Erazo is married and a father to three daughters and one son.

Jean Cantero

Phone: 913-780-7199

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Student and Family Support Specialist

An alumnus of the Olathe School District, Jean Cantero supports students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and underserved needs with programming and support across the district. Cantero brings years of experience in providing students with guidance on navigating post-secondary institutions and accessing area resources.

Cantero attended school in Olathe from kindergarten through high school, graduating in 2013 from Olathe South High School. As a first-generation college graduate, Cantero has an understanding of the barriers student face in their academic journey and how to best overcome these challenges. After earning his undergraduate degree, Cantero began working in college admissions to advocate for students striving to continue their education. Additionally, his experience includes advising students on scholarship access and collegiate resources.

Cantero holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Instructional Design & Technology, both from Emporia State University.

Linda Barrandey

Phone: 913-780-7979

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Language Management Specialist

Liliana Gallegos-Avila

Phone: 913-780-7350

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Administrative Assistant

Originally from Mexico, Liliana Gallegos came to the United States in 2007. That same year, she accepted a position with the Olathe School District and was motivated to continue her education. In 2013, Gallegos completed her Supervision Management Certificate. While in school, she earned the 2014 Outstanding Student Award for her exemplary academic performance. In 2016, she completed her associate degree, and two years later, Gallegos earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Cum Laude from Ottawa University. In 2023, she graduated with her Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development.