21st Century Academies

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

    In the Green Technologies Academy, students will be prepared to pursue a career in the green technology field through problem solving, research, design, and professional learning experiences. 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/

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

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

Currently pursuing: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Emporia State University

Public Safety Academy Assistant Facilitator and Instructor

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

Currently pursuing: Masters in School Leadership, Baker University

Green Tech Academy Assistant Facilitator

Sponsor: Scholar Bowl