Support Staff

Rosa Alvidrez Franco

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Early Childhood Special Education Para

I started working at Ridgeview in 2021. 

I went into education because I like helping the younger students learn and grow their minds.

Amy Booze

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Instructional Aide

I started at Ridgeview in the fall of 2020.  I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from William Jewell College and have worked with children in various capacities my whole life. 

I always wanted to be an educator because I love both learning and being with kids.

 

Shelly Bradford

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Library Clerk

I started working at Ridgeview in the fall of 2022. I have a BA in elementary education from Washburn University.

I went into education because my mother was a teacher for 30 years and I loved going to her school and helping her with her classroom in the summer. 

Victoria Castro

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Jumpstart Aide

I started working at Ridgeview in the fall of 2022. Prior to working here at Ridegeview, I worked in a daycare for three years. I went into education because I have always wanted to be a teacher that made a difference in a child's life. A teacher that will get brought up in conversations years later. 

Annie Coenen

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Early Childhood Paraeducator

I started working at Ridgeview in the winter of 2023.

Jennifer Cross

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Paraeducator

I started working here in 2016. I received my Bachelor of Science-Education Degree in Elementary-Middle-Jr. High Art Education. I taught Art for 11 years in Missouri.

I loved seeing the sparkle in a child's eyes when they learned a new concept. 

Sara Glenn

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Early Childhood Paraprofessional

I started working at Ridgeview in the fall of  2021. I have attended the University of Central Missouri for the past three years and have completed 109 hours of my Early Childhood Education degree.

I went into education because I have a passion for teaching children and helping them discover the world. I also enjoy being silly and supporting children through play-based learning.

Lucia Gonzalez

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General School Aid

Fall of 2022 is when I started working at Ridgeview elementary school. 

In 2021, I went to assist in an elementary school lunch room, I realized that I actually love working with younger students. It makes me happy to see younger children learn and grow. 

Nadia Astoquilca Jackson

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Speech Paraeducator

I started working here in 2017. I started at Wichita State University and then KU where I graduated with a Bachelor's in Economics.

I went into education because I love children and the school environment.

Emily Lane

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Paraeducator

I started working for the district in the fall of 2019. I went to Southern New Hampshire University. I received my BSA in Environmental Science in 2018. 

I went into education because I enjoy working with children.

Carlos Martinez

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Lead Custodian

In November 2005, I started my career at Ridgview. I really like working here with all the kids and staff. 

I went into education because I like to help and to be a good example to children.

Donna Miller

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Degrees and Certifications:

Paraeducator

I started working at Ridgeview in 2002. I went to MNU for a semester. 

I have always enjoyed working with children. Once children started school, I started volunteering at their grade school helping out. I loved it so much I decided to get paid for it.

Cheryl Millsap

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Early Childhood Paraeducator

I started working in 2016 here at Ridgeview.  I received my associate degree from Johnson County Community College in 2016.

After many years of working in Customer Service, I decided to do something I loved. I love working with children and seeing them grow every day. 

Kathy Palacios

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Custodian

I started working at Ridgeview here in 2015. I wanted to work at Ridgeview to help serve the children and their environment.

Lynsie Petersen

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Title 1 Aide

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Early Childhood Paraprofessional

Christine Stevenson

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Administrative Secretary

I started working here in 2009.

I started out in Food Production working in the cafeteria because I enjoy cooking. I later became an Instructional Aide in a classroom, helping the students learn. Currently, I am working in the office.

 

 

Maria Vargas

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International Language Interpreter

I started working at Ridgeview in 2018. I am from El Salvador. I studied Human Resources back in my country. I have 12 years working with the School District. I started as a Spanish Teacher and then I worked as a Teacher Associate in Heart Learning Center working with Special needs kinds and helping with Parenting classes.

I first found out that I love the Education back in my country. I was called to work in one of my Sunday School classes at my church. I found it fascinating to be able to work and not only to teach, but to change the world of the students and their families. By knowing that school is a very friendly and a safe place to be.

Lisa Wrisinger

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Instructional Aide

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a Minor in Spanish from Missouri State.

After 16 years in the computer industry, I decided to pursue joy in my work and found myself drawn specifically to Ridgeview. Helping children learn is the most joyful position I've ever had.

Bonnie Zimmerman

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Secretarial Assistant

I started working at Ridgeview in 2016. 

I find it very rewarding to be able to help students learn and grow as individuals.