Support Staff

Mrs. Aguilera-Pacheco - Custodian

 Monica Aguilera-Pacheco

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Monica Aguilera-Pacheco

I started working at Ridgeview in 2016. I wanted to work at Ridgeview to help serve the children and their environment.

Mrs. Angeles Mascote - Food Service Staff

 Veronica Angeles Mascote

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Veronica Angeles Mascote

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

Mrs. Astoquilca Jackson - Paraeducator

 Nadia Astoquilca Jackson

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Nadia Astoquilca Jackson

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.

Miss Bell - General Office Aide

 Cathy Bell

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Cathy Bell

I started working here at Ridgeview in 2010. I have degrees in Psychology and Human Resource Management.

By working here in Education, I see this as my way of giving something back to our city.

Mrs. Burnetta - Secretarial Assistant

 Carla Burnetta

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Carla Burnetta

I started the 2018-19 school year as Ridgeview's Secretarial Assistant. I took some basic classes at UMKC and JCCC.

I love being around students with their parents and seeing them grow to be part of a community! Children will always give you smiles! Also, I love working with people involved in education – it takes a very special group to make a school!

Ms. Christenson - Paraeducator

 Jeanne Christenson

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Jeanne Christenson

I started working here at Ridgeview in 2016. Before Ridgeview, I worked as a Para in Wisconsin in 2004 when my youngest child went off to school. I have carried many roles with the school districts with Early Childhood, Computer classes, Speech, the Library and Resource. 

I wanted to make an impact with children and help them learn. I love working children especially at the elementary school level.

Mrs. Collins - Paraeducator

 Peggy Collins

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Peggy Collins

I started working here in 2015. I attended the University of Kansas where I earned a Bachelor of General Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and Masters of Science Education Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. 

I love being with children, especially the little ones! It is a joy to help make a difference in their lives.

Mrs. Cross - Paraeducator

 Jennifer Cross

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Jennifer Cross

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. 

Mrs. Johnson - Instructional Aide

 Tara Johnson

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Tara Johnson

I started in January 2018. I graduated from Colorado Christian University. I majored in Elementary Education. I taught for 4 years until I had my 3 boys.

I love to help kids succeed and to help them realize how much potential they have.

Mr. Martinez - Lead Custodian

 Carlos Martinez

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Carlos Martinez

I started working here in 2006. I finished my high school with an option in Accounting (Book keeper) in El Salvador.

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

Mr. Mills - Paraeducator

 Scott Mills

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Scott Mills

I started college at Nebraska Wesleyan many moons ago. My plan was to get into the education field to become a teacher and coach. I left college after two years to start a family and began my career in business with 3M. I received my bachelor's degree in business taking night classes at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN. I worked for 3M for 32 years and retired in the summer of 2017. This is my first year as a para at Ridgeview.

I enjoyed my time as a volunteer here at Ridgeview (2017) and felt led to begin my second career here! 

Mrs. Miller - Paraeducator

 Donna Miller

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Donna Miller

I started working at Ridgeview in 2002. I went to MNU for a semester. Then life got in the way and I quit and never went back.

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.

Mrs. Millsap - Paraeducator

 Cheryl Millsap

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Cheryl Millsap

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 everyday. No one day is the same, that is something else I love.

Mrs. Palacios - Custodian

 Kathy Palacios

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Kathy Palacios

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

Ms. Reese - Food Service Staff

 Karen Reese

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Karen Reese

I started working here in 2016. I wanted to go into the education field because it runs in my family and I love working with children.

Mrs. Rhodes - Paraeducator

 Ivy Rhodes

Phone: 913-780-7640

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Ivy Rhodes

I started working here in 2015. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from the State University of New York at Oneonta.

 

Mrs. Stevenson - Administrative Secretary

 Christine Stevenson

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Christine Stevenson

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.

 

 

Mrs. Stutzman - Library Clerk

 Ingrid Stutzman

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Ingrid Stutzman

I started working here in January 2018. I went to Columbia; I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Degree. I worked 15 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry prior to being a stay at home mom for 4 years.

I did not wish to return to Big Pharmacy when my youngest entered full day Kindergarten. I decided that working for the Olathe School District would provide me a better work/life balance that my former job did not and allowed me the opportunity to work with children without returning to college to obtain my degree in education.

Mrs. Valenti - Instructional Aide

 Melanie Valenti

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Melanie Valenti

2015 was when I started to work at Ridgeview. I went to Longview Community College to gain general education classes. I later took Early Childhood Education classes at Johnson County Community College.

I went into education because I like to work with kids and to teach them new things every day.

Mrs. Vargas - International Language Interpreter

 Maria Vargas

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Maria Vargas

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 field when back in my country I was call to work in one of my Sunday School classes at my church. I found it fascinated to be able to work and not only to teach but to change the world of the students and their families. By knowing that the school is a very friendly and a safe place to be.

Mrs. Wrisinger - Instructional Aide

 Lisa Wrisinger

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Lisa Wrisinger

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

Mrs. Zimmerman - Instructional Aide

 Bonita Zimmerman

Phone: 913-780-7630

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Bonita Zimmerman

I started working at Ridgeview in 2016. 

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