Owl Link Leaders

  • Link Crew is a student-centered leadership and mentor program. It provides structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from upper-classmen who have been through the challenges that high school poses. Link Crew support creates “connected” freshmen who feel welcomed, wanted and behave differently; they are more respectful, less antagonistic, more involved and care more about themselves and the school community in general. 

    Link Leaders step up and become a substantial presence on campus acting as models of positive behavior which is ultimately a catalyst of climate change at our school. Two natural by-products of Link Crew are a strong sense of character development and the emergence of an anti-bullying environment.  Students are more connect to each other, involved in their school and empowered to make a difference.

    Owl Link Leader coordinator is Melissa Cupp, mdcupp@olatheschools.org.



Melissa Cupp



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Owl Link Leader Coordinator

Melissa Cupp is an established English Language Arts teacher and was instrumental in the opening of Olathe West as an "Original Owl." She is passionate about creating a welcoming atmosphere where students feel comfortable taking risks, trying new things while collaborating with others. She firmly believes in every student’s potential and strives to bring out the best in her students every day.