Alumni Association Board of Directors

  • The Olathe Alumni Association, with assistance from the Olathe Public Schools, follows a mission statement to support reunions, provide scholarships and recognize alumni.

    Major events of the association include the Wall of Honor banquet each fall, a booth at Old Settlers, distributing scholarships for Olathe graduates, and designing/installing an historical timeline of the district in the Education Center.

    The district's Community Development Office manages alumni data for directories, invests for ongoing scholarships, and assists class presidents with reunion planning or other tasks.

    Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association
    c/o Community Development Office
    300 E. Loula
    Olathe, Kansas 66061
    913-780-8182 ~ email Amanda York          913-780-8233 ~ email Heather Schoonover

     

    Board Members

    • Ed Badsky Jr., Olathe High School Class of 1966
    • Val (Young) Bentley, Olathe North High School Class of 1992
    • Candy (Shipman) Birch, Olathe High School Class of 1969
    • Susan (Ingold) Brooks, Olathe High School Class of 1981
    • Mary Jean (Davidson) Cochran, John P. St. John Memorial High School Class of 1941
    • Marlene Colgan, district web manager
    • Bob Courtney, district historian
    • Jill Tobler Erickson, Olathe High School Class of 1972
    • Hazel (Blackwell) Hendrix, John P. St. John Memorial High School Class of 1952
    • Ann (Moody) Johnson, Olathe High School Class of 1963
    • Denny Knop, Olathe High School Class of 1969
    • Steven Kohnle, Olathe East High School Class of 1997
    • Ken Roberts, Olathe High School Class of 1963
    • Heather (Devocelle) Schoonover, Olathe South High School Class of 1988
    • Teresa (Admire) Suddreth, Olathe High School Class of 1973
    • Becky Milloy Vrbas, Olathe High School Class of 1974
    • Carol (Caenen) Wheeler, Olathe High School Class of 1968
    • Dennis Wheeler, Olathe High School Class of 1966
    • Ivan Wicke, John P. St. John Memorial High School Class of 1954
    • Amanda (Mulhall) York, Olathe East High School Class of 1996

President

 Denny Knop

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Denny Knop

Denny Knop graduated from Olathe High School in 1969.

Vice President

 Val (Young) Bentley

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Val (Young) Bentley

Val (Young) Bentley graduated from Olathe North High School in 1992.

Treasurer

 Steven Kohnle

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Steven Kohnle

Steven Kohnle graduated from Olathe East High School in 1997.

Secretary

 Carol (Caenen) Wheeler

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Carol (Caenen) Wheeler

Carol Wheeler graduated from Olathe High School in 1968.

Past President

 Ed Badsky Jr.

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Ed Badsky Jr.

Ed Badsky Jr. graduated from Olathe High School in 1966.

Historian

 Bob Courtney

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Bob Courtney

Bob Courtney is a retired district employee and is president of the Olathe Historical Society.