Academic Specialists

  • Special education services are support services for students with an exceptionality. In order for a student to be eligible for special education services, the student must first be determined to have an exceptionality and need specialized instruction. After a student has been identified as needing additional support from the classroom teacher to meet expectations, supplemental intensified instruction is attempted to help the student learn. The teacher keeps track of student progress. If the teacher, parent or someone else in the school decides a child needs additional support, a team meets to consider the student’s needs in the area of concern.

Ashley Admire

Phone: 913-780-7180

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BS Prek-12 Health/PE, University of Kansas

MLA Social Science Concentration, Baker University

MS Special Education, Baker University

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Assistant Track Coach - Throws

 

Heather Brewington

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Career Transition Specialist

BS - Elementary Education, West Virginia State University

MS - Special Education, George Mason University

Jodi Burlie

Phone: 913-780-7006

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Mental Health Professional

Kelsey Carbajo

Phone: 913-780-7180

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BS K-12 Special Education, K-12 Physical Education, Grand View University

MS in Special Education, Baker University

Head Coach: Cross Country

Assistant Track & Field Coach

Assistant Girls Wrestling Coach

Olathe West Leadership Squad (O.W.L.S.) Sponsor

FCA Co-Sponsor

Macy Carbajo

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Center Based Resource

BS in Kinesiology, Grand View University

MS in Education, Kansas State University

Special Education Certification

Assistant Coach: Cross Country, Basketball, and Track

Tami Hedenskog

Phone: 913-780-7360

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Behavior Coach

Todd Klamm

Phone: 913-780-7180

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BS Secondary Education, Social Studies, University of Missouri - Kansas City

MS Special Education - Adaptive/High Incidence, University of Kansas

Assistant Coach - Cross Country

Assistant Track & Field Coach

Amanda Mann

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Autism

Matt Marure

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Speech Language Pathologist

BA Communication Sciences and Disorders, California State University, Chico

MS Ed Communication Sciences and Disorders, The College of Saint Rose

Leah Parsons

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Social Emotional Resource

BS in K-6 and Pre-K-12 Special Education, Black Hills State University

MS in Special Education, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Pursuing MS in Technology Enhanced Teaching, MidAmerica Nazarene University (Spring, 2024)

Abby Patel

Phone: 913-780-7006

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PBIS Coach

Tracy Russman

Phone: 913-780-7180

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BS Journalism, University of Kansas

MA Teaching and Special Education, Pittsburg State University

MS Reading (Reading Specialist), Pittsburg State University

Online Teaching Specialist Certificate, Kansas State University

Gifted Endorsement - Emporia State University 

MS, Special Education - Gifted, Talented, and Creative Concentration, Emporia State University

Student Council Co-Sponsor

Zach Russman

Phone: 913-780-7180

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BS History & Legal Studies, South Dakota State University

MS in Special Education, Pittsburg State University

Assistant Football Coach

Assistant Wrestling Coach

Heather Schroer

Phone: 913-780-7006

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Instructional Coach

Liz Smith

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Gifted

Jonathan Stahl

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Center Based Resource

BS in Christian Ministry, Southwest Baptist University

MA in Special Education, Pittsburg State University

Senior Class Sponsor

Mike Weatherred

Phone: 913-780-7180

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Resource

BS in Secondary Education, Social Studies, Kansas State University 

MS in College Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Kansas State University 

MS in Secondary Adaptive Special Education,  Mid America Nazarene University 

Justin Williams

Phone: 913-780-7360

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Instructional Coach