21st Century Academies

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

    The Green Tech Academy is one of the few 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

    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

     

Jeff Van Dyke

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Public Safety Facilitator

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

Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

Paige Gdanski

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Public Safety Assistant Facilitator

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

Chris Curtis

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Fire Resource Coordinator (Olathe Fire Department)

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

     *Bike Team

Olathe West Color Guard Coach

Reid Carlson

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Public Safety Instructor (Olathe Police Department)

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

Olathe West Color Guard Coach

 

 

 

Andrew Miller

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Green Tech Facilitator

Bachelors in Biology and Secondary Education, Baker University

Masters in Education, Teaching and Learning, Friends University

Currently pursuing Masters in School Leadership, Baker University

Green Tech Academy Instructor

Assistant Soccer Coach - Boys and Girls

Matthew Milholm

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Green Tech Assistant Facilitator

Bachelors of Science in Agriculture

Masters in Education, Teaching and Learning, Friends University

Green Tech Academy Assistant Facilitator/Instructor

FFA Advisor

Emily Myers

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Green Tech Instructor

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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