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.

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 converstions years later. 

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. 

Veronica Angeles Mascote

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Food Service Staff

I started in 2017. I like to work with kids. I like to provide service to the school because my children went to Ridgeview.

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.

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.

 

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. 

Jenny DeForest

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Jumpstart Aide

I started in August 2021 working at Ridgeview. I attended Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa and studied Computer Science. 

I have been doing daycare and preschool for a long time. I just love kids. I love to watch them learn and develop. 

Sara Glenn

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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.

Emily Lane

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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

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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.

Christina Smith

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Title I Aide

I started working here in the spring of 2022. I worked in a daycare for a few years and absolutely loved it. 

I think it is so rewarding to help children learn and grow. The hugs and smiles from students throughout the day are just the icing on the cake for me!

Martha Sotelo-Olague

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Early Childhood Special Education Para

I started working here in 2021. I love working with children and watching them grow mentally and physically. 

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.