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:  https://sites.google.com/students.olatheschools.com/greentechacademy/home

    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

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

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

Head Coach: Cheerleading

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

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

Officer Ried Carlson - Public Safety Instructor (Olathe Police Department)

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Reid Carlson

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

14 years in Law Enforcement:

- (10) Olathe PD (Patrol, SWAT, FTO, SRO)

- (1) St. Louis County PD

- (3) St. Louis Metropolitan PD

 

Mr. Miller - Green Tech Facilitator

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Andrew Miller

Bachelors in Biology and Secondary Education, Baker University

Masters in Education, Teaching and Learning, Friends University

Green Tech Academy Instructor

Assistant Soccer Coach - Boys and Girls

Mr. Milholm - Green Tech Assistant Facilitator

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Matthew Milholm

Bachelors of Science in Agriculture

Currently pursuing a Masters in Education, Teaching and Learning, Friends University

Green Tech Academy Assistant Facilitator/Instructor

FFA Advisor

Mrs. Myers - Green Tech Instructor

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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