Support Staff

Ms. Ahrens - Early Childhood Special Education Para

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Kerrie Ahrens

I started working at Ridgeview during the 2020-2021 school year. I went to school at DeVry. I received my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and my master’s degree in data administration and management.

School had always been very important to me. During high school I was able to work in a classroom and shadow a Para. I loved being able to make new friends and show them how education can be fun. After spending so many years with electronics and engineering, I decided it was time do something that I enjoy a little more. Even though being in education was not my initial plan, I am extremely happy that I decided to follow my heart.

Ms. Alvidrez Franco - Early Childhood Special Education Para

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Rosa Alvidrez Franco

Mrs. Angeles Mascote - Food Service Staff

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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 - General Aide

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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.

Mr. Bingham - Speech Paraeducator

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Tarren Bingham

I started at Ridgeview the fall of 2021. I graduated from Baker Universiy in May 2021 with my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in Special Education and Religious Studies, along with minors in Business, Leadership, and Psychology. I am currently attending Rockhurst Univerist to get my Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. 

I went into education because my mom was a Paraeducator. I go to go to "take your kid to work day" with her while I was in elementary school. Ever since then, I realized how important education is. It gave me a passion to want to help every kid find their voice and give them the opportunities to learn and grow in the best ways possible!

Mrs. Booze - Instructional Aide

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Amy Booze

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.

 

Ms. Brinkley - Title 1 Aide

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Rissa Brinkley

I started working at Ridgeview in the fall of 2020-21 school year. I studied at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas and majored in communication and Spanish.

I’ve always enjoyed working with kids and I was looking for a job that would be about more than making a profit. I’m also interested in continuing my education and wanted to experience working in a school before I made that jump.

Ms. Christenson - Paraeducator

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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. Cross - Paraeducator

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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. 

Ms. DeForest - Jumpstart Aide

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Jenny DeForest

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. 

Mr. Evans - Food Service Staff

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Blake Evans

I started working here in 2020. I went to KU to study Philosophy.

I went into education with the belief that every child deserves at least one meal a day. I want to be that person to serve them food.

Ms. Glenn - Early Childhood Paraprofessional

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Sara Glenn

I started working at Ridegeview 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.

Mrs. Johnson - Instructional Aide

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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.

Mrs. Lane - Paraeducator

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Emily Lane

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. They are the start point of saving the earth as well.

Mr. Martinez - Lead Custodian

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Carlos Martinez

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.

Mrs. Miller - Paraeducator

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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

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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

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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. Sotelo-Olague - Early Childhood Special Education Para

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Martha Sotelo-Olague

Mrs. Stevenson - Administrative Secretary

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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

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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. Vargas - International Language Interpreter

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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

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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 - Secretarial Assistant

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Bonita Zimmerman

I started working at Ridgeview in 2016. 

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

Mr. Tempest - Paraeducator

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Michael Tempest