SPED Building Assignments 2018 - 2019

Elementary & Secondary

School Psychologist

Speech Pathologist

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Argentine

Jenny Ikenberry

Emily White

Mark Perez

Gracia Matlack

Arrowhead

Laura Wasserman

Jessica Collins

Karen Hinkle

Gracia Matlack

Banneker

Abby Knipp

Samantha Moore

Shawn Barry

Renee Cooper

Bethel

Jennifer Stephens

Ashley Lang

Abbie Squire

Renee Cooper

Bridges

Brett Murray

Callie Flading

Karen Hinkle

Gracia Matlack

Caruthers

Michael Austin

Sarah Mockapetris

Abriel Schlange

Gracia Matlack

Central Middle

Tresa Woods

Enaam Shull

Abbie Squire

Gracia Matlack

Claude Huyck

Laura Wasserman

Jessica Collins

Becky Stephens

Renee Cooper

Coronado

Bailey Ossello

Ashley Lang

Mark Perez

Renee Cooper

Douglass

Bethany Stump

Janie Davis

Shawn Barry

Renee Cooper

Eisenhower

Jenny Ikenberry

Kyra Martiny

Karen Hinkle

Renee Cooper

Emerson

Belinda Kathurima

Virginia Long

Shawn Barry

Gracia Matlack

Eugene Ware

Olivia Riscovallez

Samantha Moore

Maggie Herr

Renee Cooper

Fairfax Learning Center/Gateway to

College/500 Reach

Jill Rangarajan

Matt Marure

Karen Hinkle

Gracia Matlack

Frances Willard

Olivia Riscovallez

Miranda McClung

Maggie Herr Becky Stephens

Gracia Matlack

Frank Rushton

Lauren Davison

Symmonds

Michelle Nickolett

Gail Green

Gracia Matlack

Grant

Bethany Stump

Shanna Nicks

Shawn Barry

Renee Cooper

Harmon/ Prepare House

Belinda Kathurima

Sarah Burnham

Karen Hinkle Mark Perez

Gracia Matlack

Hazel Grove

Megan Fuller

Kristen Cheung

Stephanie Pickert

Abriel Schlange

Becky Stephens

Renee Cooper

JDC

Jill Rangarajan

Matt Marure

Karen Hinkle

Gracia Matlack

JFK

Megan Fuller

Kylie Yang

Becky Stephens

Renee Cooper

John Fiske

Ruth Hood

Enaam Shull

Abbie Squire

Gracia Matlack

KAPPS / IAES

(New Directions)

Jill Rangarajan

Matt Marure

Karen Hinkle

Gracia Matlack

KVC

Jill Rangarajan

Matt Marure

Karen Hinkle

Renee Cooper

Lindbergh

Ashley Guenther

Melanie Coate Rachel Baker

Maggie Herr

Gracia Matlack

M.E. Pearson

Elizabeth Halda

Melanie Coate Nicole Kleoppel

Maggie Herr

Renee Cooper

Mark Twain

Elizabeth Halda

Shanna Nicks

Shawn Barry

Gracia Matlack

McKinley

Bethany Stump

Janie Davis

Shawn Barry

Gracia Matlack

New Chelsea

Abby Knipp

Jennifer Doerfler Sarah Mockapetris

Shawn Barry

Gracia Matlack

New Stanley

Elizabeth Halda

Rachel Baker

Shawn Barry

Gracia Matlack

Noble Prentis

Lauren Davison Symmonds

Joyce Shontz

Shawn Barry

Renee Cooper

Northwest

Tresa Woods

Joan Robinson

Shawn Barry

Gracia Matlack

Parker

Austin Collier

Matt Marure

Shawn Barry

Renee Cooper

Quindaro

Olivia Riscovallez

Joan Robinson

Shawn Barry

Renee Cooper

Rosedale

Lauren Davison Symmonds

Callie Flading

Abbie Squire

Gracia Matlack

Schlagle

Austin Collier

Teresa Willis

Mark Perez

Renee Cooper

Silver City

Ruth Hood

Joyce Shontz

Abbie Squire

Gracia Matlack

Stony Point North

Ashley Guenther

Melanie Coate Veronica Fox

Becky Stephens Abriel Schlange

Gracia Matlack

Elementary & Secondary

School Psychologist

Speech Pathologist

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Stony Point South

Ashley Guenther

Stephanie Pickert

Becky Stephens

Gracia Matlack

Sumner

Brett Murray

Emily White

Mark Perez

Gracia Matlack

T.A. Edison

Ruth Hood

Virginia Long

Abbie Squire

Renee Cooper

W.A. White

Brett Murray

Emily Catlin

Abriel Schlange

Gracia Matlack

Washington

Jennifer Stephens

Teresa Willis

Karen Hinkle

Gracia Matlack

Welborn

Michael Austin

Matt Marure

Abbie Squire

Gracia Matlack

West Middle

Bailey Ossello

Emily White

Karen Hinkle

Gracia Matlack

White Church

Laura Wasserman

Kyra Martiny

Abriel Schlange

Renee Cooper

Whittier

Brett Murray

Allie Dwyer

Abbie Squire

Renee Cooper

Wyandotte

Peggy Folkert

Callie Flading

Mark Perez

Gracia Matlack

Early Childhood

School Psychologist

Speech Pathologist

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Earl Watson

Michal

Nissenbaum

Layla Houser

Sarah Plese

Megan Nolla

Renee Cooper

KCKECC

Sharon Anderson

Megan Cole Sharon Glaser Kerri Schreiber

Tracy Valenti Melissa Wirtz

Megan Nolla

Renee Cooper

Morse

Theresa VonColln

Kathleen Lemon Layla Houser

Marcia Hurt Manisha Tatum

Gail Green

Gracia Matlack

North Central Office

Michal Nissenbaum

Emily Catlin

Susanne Mahoney Claire Muraski

Gail Green

Gracia Matlack

Bellrose

Theresa VonClln

Kathleen Lemon

Megan Nolla

Douglass Heights

Theresa VonClln

Rachel Baker

Megan Nolla

El Centro

Theresa VonClln

Susanne Mahoney

Megan Nolla

KSSB Head Start

Sharon Anderson

Layla Houser

Megan Nolla

Rainbow Mennonite

Theresa VonClln

Manisha Tatum

Megan Nolla

Trinity

Sharon Anderson

Sharon Glaser

Megan Nolla

Banneker

Michal Nissenbaum

Samantha Moore

Shawn Barry

Caruthers

Michal Nissenbaum

Sarah Mockapetris

Abriel Schlange

Frank Rushton

Theresa VonClln

Michelle Nickolett

Gail Green

ME Pearson

Theresa VonColln

Nicole Kleoppel

Maggie Herr

Silver City

Theresa VonColln

Joyce Shontz

Abbie Squire

TA Edison

Theresa VonColln

Virginia Long

Abbie Squire

Bonner Springs

School Psychologist

Speech Pathologist

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Bonner Elem.

Carissa Erlacher

Megan Marten

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Bonner Head Start

Rae Anna Mayfield

Sara Mahoney

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Bonner High

Nathaniel Drenker

Megan Marten

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Clark Middle

Nathaniel Drenker

Michelle Briggs

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Delaware Ridge

Carissa Erlacher

Michelle Briggs

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Edwardsville

Carissa Erlacher

Michelle Briggs

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

McDanield

Rae Anna Mayfield

Sara Mahoney

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Piper

School

Psychologist

Speech

Pathologist

Occupational

Therapist

Physical

Therapist

Piper Pre-K

Rae Anna Mayfield

Judy Alexander- Smith

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Piper East (3-5)

Rae Anna Mayfield

Judy Alexander- Smith

Megan Nolla

Renee Cooper

Piper West (K-3)

Jessica Wells

Carol Cicero

Kelly Long

Renee Cooper

Piper Middle

Jessica Wells

Carol Cicero

Karen Hinkle

Renee Cooper

Piper High

Jessica Wells

Judy Alexander- Smith

Karen Hinkle

Renee Cooper

Parochial

School

Psychologist

Speech

Pathologist

Bishop Ward

Peggy Folkert

Callie Flading

Christ the King

Michael Austin

Matt Marure

Holy Name

Lauren Davison Symmonds

Michelle Nickolett

Open Door

Rae Anna Mayfield

Carol Cicero

Our Lady Montessori

Ruth Hood

Virginia Long

Resurrection

Elizabeth Halda

Nicole Kleoppel

St. Patrick’s

Laura Wasserman

Enaam Shull

V. Lindsay

Abby Knipp

Sarah Mockapetris

Wyandotte County Infant-Toddler Services

What is the Infant-Toddler Services Program?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates special education for children from birth through age 21. A section of this law (Part C) sets guidelines for services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The State of Kansas administers these services through the Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and Kansas City Kansas Public Schools contracts with KDHE and provides these services through the Wyandotte County Infant-Toddler Services program.

Who Receives the Services?

Infant-Toddler Services are provided to all children through age 2 and their families. Eligibility is determined by demonstrated delay in one of more developmental areas or a condition that is likely to result in such a delay. Kansas City Kansas Public Schools serves all eligible children who reside in Wyandotte County, KS.

Approximately 600 children receive services annually through this program.

What Services are Provided?

A variety of services are named in the Part C regulations and must be available if needed. In practice, most children and families' needs are met by one or more of the following services: Developmental Intervention (provided by Early Childhood Special Educators), Speech Language services, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy, Social Work, Health Services, and Interpretation/Translation. Other services, such as specialized services for children who are visually impaired or deaf/hard of hearing, are provided by contracting with community partners.

The focus of all services is to increase the capacity of families to work toward indentified outcomes with their own children. An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is written with each family. As a part of every plan, one of the service providers will assume the role of Family Service Coordinator (FSC). The FSC is responsible for monitoring the IFSP process and connecting the family to other resources necessary to meet their needs.

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools emphasizes a team approach among service providers as well as with caregivers. We employ a staff of trained teachers, therapists, and related service providers who work in geographic teams to serve each eligible child and family. Team members use their specific expertise as well as the collective strength of the team to enable all caregivers to work toward family-identified outcomes.

Where are the Services Provided?

In accordance with best practices and state and federal regulations, children are served in their natural environments to the maximum extent possible. This is defined as being a place where children would naturally be if they did not have a disability. Most often, this is the family home or child care setting, but could include other community settings, as well.

What if I think a child may need services?

Anyone can make a referral. Most often, referrals come from health care providers, other community agencies (Parents As Teachers, Early Head Start, etc.) and family members. A referral can be made by calling 913-627-5500  (fax 913-627-5501).

When a referral is made, a member of our staff will contact the family within 2 working days. An intake visit is scheduled with the family in order to prepare for a full evaluation of the child. If the child is eligible, the service providers and family work together to create the Individualized Family Service Plan. The plan is reviewed periodically, and continues until the child turns three or is no longer eligible.

Services are provided at no cost to families.

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Organization (Who We Are or Who Are We)

Special Education Administrative Team

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Coordinator of Pre-K-12 progarms in the Shlagle cluster including North Central Office Early Childhood Center. She also supervises K-12 gifted teachers and supports all elementary SLC paraprofessionals.

627-2606

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Interim Coordinator of Specialized Programs K-12 to include Lifeskills, and Prepare House programs. 
She supervises occupational therapists, physical therapists, music therapists, adaptive PE team, transition teachers and the speech language pathologists that support the specialized programs. She supports all specialized program paraprofessionals.

627-5641

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Coordinator of all PreK- 12 programs in Bonner Springs/Edwardsville and Piper School Districts. She supervises related service providers whose primary assignment is in Bonner Springs/Edwardsville and Piper.

627-2641  or 422-7970

Dr. Michelle Colvin
Director of Special Education, she directly supervises school psychologists, nursing services, and special education support staff.

627-2614

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Coordinator of PreK-12 SLC programs in the Harmon cluster including Morse Early Childhood Center.  She supports all middle and high school SLC paraprofessionals.  

627-5675

Ms. Kathy Growney
Coordinator of middle school and high school SLC/ED programs in the Harmon and Wyandotte clusters and principal of Bridges/Wyandot Academy.  
She also supervises special education alternative programs. 

627-5640  

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Coordinator of Wyandotte County Infant Toddler Services.

287-5510

Ms. Jennifer Martin
Coordinator of alternative programs, Bridges/Wyandot Academy and K-12 ED programs. She supervises school social workers and KVC school staff. She also supports all ED paraprofessionals. 

627-5669 

Mrs. Tracy Smarr-Dolezal
Coordinator of student data, state compliance and WebKIDSS management. She supervises the MIS data assistants, assistive technology facilitator and speech language pathologists not assigned to Infant/Toddler, Bonner Springs/Edwardsville, and Piper. 

627-2627

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Coordinator of PreK-12 SLC programs in the Washington cluster including Earl Watson Early Childhood Center.  She supervises the teachers of the visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing K-12 as well as audiology.     

627-2829 

Special Education Teacher Leaders

Through purposeful coaching and professional development, the Special EducationTeacher Leader provides supports withthe intent to increase teacher effectiveness. Whereas, the first line of instructional reinforcement is the building personnel, the Special Education Teacher Leader is also available to be a classroom supporter, data coach, instructional specialist, and learning facilitator.

An Instructional Special Education Teacher Leader is someone whose primary professional responsibility is to bring evidence-based instructional practices and strategies into classrooms by working with teachers and other school leaders.  

The role of the behavior teacher leader is as a professional learning specialist who coaches staff on how to effectively collect and analyze data, deliver and differentiate instruction to prevent undesired behavior, teach replacement behavior, reinforce desired behavior, and use evidence-based proactive classroom management strategies.

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Instructional Teacher Leader for the Washington Cluster
627-5680

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Behavior Teacher Leader for the Schlagle Cluster
627-4811

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Teacher Leader for Early Childhood programs
627-2602

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Teacher Leader for Bonner Springs/Edwardsville and Piper
422-7970

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Behavior Teacher Leader for the Washington Cluster
627-5666 

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Teacher Leader for STEPS/Autism
627-5661

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Instructional Teacher Leader for the Harmon Cluster
627-5690

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Behavior Teacher Leader for the Wyandotte Cluster
627-2633

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Instructional Teacher Leader for the Wyandotte Cluster
627-2774

Nancy Niemann 
Teacher Leader for Life Skills
627-5658

Kendra Parris
Instructional Teacher Leader for the Schlagle Cluster
627-2916

Karen Williamson
Behavior Teacher Leader for the Harmon Cluster
627-5628

Para Educators

Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative

Handbook

Para-Educator Handbook 2015-16 School Year .pdf 

Forms

Monthly Para-Educator In-Service Record .doc 

History of the Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative

The Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative was established in 1972 and includes the Bonner Springs, Kansas City, Kansas and Piper School Districts. The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools oversee the administration of the Cooperative through a Board of Directors which is comprised of the Superintendents of each participating school district. The Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative provides each exceptional child, residing within the Cooperative districts, a free and appropriate public education.

In 1975, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA, was passed. This allowed all school-age students the opportunity to receive an education from the public schools regardless of their disabilities.

In 1997, Congress reauthorized and strengthened IDEA. They wanted to educate students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment and ensure that there was accountability in the quality of education the students with disabilities received.

In 2004, Congress expanded IDEA to give further guidance on the IEP process, assessment, progress reports, transition, IEP attendance and participation, due process, and discipline.

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