21st Century Academies

  • Olathe West High School is home to two innovative 21st Century Academies.

    The Green Tech Academy is one of the only places in the nation where students can study energy and sustainability in-depth at the high school level.  It is also the only 21st Century Academy to be 100% powered by renewable energy.

    Please visit the Green Tech Academy website:  http://schools.olatheschools.com/buildings/21c-greentech/

    Students in the Public Safety Academy will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary experiences in the professions of fire rescue or law enforcement. 

    Please visit the Public Safety Academy website: http://schools.olatheschools.com/buildings/21c-publicsafety/

     

Mr. Van Dyke - Public Safety Facilitator

 Jeff Van Dyke

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Jeff Van Dyke

Bachelor of Science - Administration of Justice, Wichita State University

Bachelor of Arts - K-12 Physical Education, Wichita State University

Masters of Educational Technology, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Wichita Police Department (1992-1999) *Patrol, Undercover Narcotics Detective, DEA Task Force

Ms. Nuffer - Public Safety Assistant Facilitator

 Paige Nuffer

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Paige Nuffer

BS in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, Emporia State University

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Emporia State University

Public Safety Academy Assistant Facilitator and Instructor

JV Cheer Coach

Firefighter Chris Curtis - Fire Resource Coordinator (Olathe Fire Department)

 Chris Curtis

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Chris Curtis

Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training, Point Loma Nazarene University, California

16 years in Law Enforcement (Virginia Game Warden, Olathe Police Department)

Olathe Fire Department:

     *Firefighter/EMT

     *Honor Guard

     *Lifeguard Instructor

     *Bike Team

Detective Groves - Public Safety Instructor (Olathe Police Department)

 Brent Groves

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Brent Groves

Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Park College

Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Washburn University

Previous job assignments at the Olathe Police Department:

     * Investigations Unit Detective

     * Kansas City Metro Squad Investigator

     * Johnson County Police Academy Instructor

     * Field Training Officer

     * Tactical Support Unit Operator

     * Patrol Officer

Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor at Johnson County Community College

 

Mr. Janousek - Green Tech Facilitator

 Cody Janousek

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Cody Janousek

Bachelor of Science Mathematics, University of Kansas

Masters of Environment - Specialization in Renewable and Sustainable Energy, University of Colorado - Boulder

REcharge Academy Instructor

Ms. Hutchison - Green Tech Assistant Facilitator

 Amber Hutchison

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Amber Hutchison

BS Biology, University of Kansas

Masters in School Leadership, Baker University

Green Tech Academy Assistant Facilitator and Instructor

Head Coach: Scholar Bowl

Assistant Coach: Science Olympaid

Student Council Sponsor

Mrs. Myers - Green Tech Instructor

 Emily Myers

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Emily Myers

BS Cell and Molecular Biology, Public Health, Tulane University

MA Curriculum and Instruction, University of Mississippi

Head Coach - Science Olympiad

Assistant Coach - Scholars Bowl

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Mr. Smedley - Green Tech Instructor

 Trenton Smedley

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Trenton Smedley

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Kansas State University

Currently pursuing: Master of Science in Career and Technical Education, Pittsburg State University

FFA Advisor

Green Tech Academy Instructor