Erik Erazo

Phone: 913-780-7783

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Executive Director of Student and Community Engagement

Originally from California, Erik Erazo enlisted in the United States Army after earning his diploma. Erazo started at Olathe North High School more than 17 years ago and was inspired to further his education and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education.

Erazo created flagship programs targeting at-risk youth which provides mentorship and encourages students to maintain personal identities while removing negative activities. Currently, these programs boast a 100% graduation rate.

Serving on multiple community boards, Erazo received the 2013 Olathe Human Relations Educator Award, was named the 2017 Olathe Public Schools Emporia State University Master Teacher in 2017 and the 2019 City of Olathe Cathedral Builder Award.

Jean Cantero

Phone: 913-780-7199

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Student and Family Support Specialist

An alumnus of the Olathe School District, Jean Cantero supports students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and underserved needs with programming and support across the district. Cantero brings years of experience in providing students with guidance on navigating post-secondary institutions and accessing area resources.

Cantero attended school in Olathe from kindergarten through high school, graduating in 2013 from Olathe South High School. As a first-generation college graduate, Cantero has an understanding of the barriers student face in their academic journey and how to best overcome these challenges. After earning his undergraduate degree, Cantero began working in college admissions to advocate for students striving to continue their education. Additionally, his experience includes advising students on scholarship access and collegiate resources.

Cantero holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a master’s degree in Instructional Design & Technology, both from Emporia State University.

Linda Barrandey

Phone: 913-780-7979

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Language Management Specialist

Liliana Gallegos-Avila

Phone: 913-780-7350

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Administrative Assistant

Originally from Mexico, Liliana Gallegos came to the United States in 2007. That same year, she accepted a position with the Olathe School District and was motivated to continue her education. In 2013, Gallegos completed her Supervision Management Certificate and volunteered in her local community through programs like Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to help the Hispanic community file taxes. In 2016, she completed her associate degree, and two years later, Gallegos earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources from Ottawa University.