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Joseph Jewett

Mr. Joseph Jewett

Principal

Emporia State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Conherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems by Joanne Quinn and Michael Fullan

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Dr. Sharon Walker

Assistant Principal

University of Kansas  and Baker University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book:Boy who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba 

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Ms. Chantel Mason

Assistant Principal

K-State University, Pitt State University, and Grand Canyon University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Introduction to African Civilizations by John Jackson

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Ms. Kelley Capper

Assistant Principal 

UMKC, Wichita State University, and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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Instructional Coaches

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Ms. Kristy Lockwood

Northwest Missouri State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Ms. Nicole Pizzato

University of Missouri and UMKC

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

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Behavior Health Team

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Ms. Kelsey Anderson

Counselor (A-K)

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

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Ms. Jamila Smith

Counselor (L-Z)

Emporia State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book:How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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Ms. Monica Cabrera

Social Worker (A-K)

University of Kansas

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

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Ms. Aisha Shaw

Social Worker (L-Z)

University of Missouri and University of Kansas

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Black Face, White Mask by Franz Fanon

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Dr. Daniel Pollitt

MTSS Facilitator

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and University of Kansas

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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Ms. Ashley Washington

FACES Coordinator

University of Missouri-Columbia and Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: No Disrespect by Sister Souljah

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Ms. Linda Berry

School Nurse

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8th Grade Instructional Team

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Mr. Michael Traffis

English-Language Arts

Benedictine College and UMKC

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Origins by Dan Brown

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Ms. Angie Cakin

English-Language Arts

Kansas State University and Baker University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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Ms. Anastasia Delgado

English-Language Arts

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Ms. Brittany Hibbard

Special Education

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Mr. Michael Cady

Math

Northwest Missouri State University and Baker University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Toughness by Jay Bilas

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Ms. Jennifer Mendez

Math

Millersville University (PA) and Fort Hays University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Rapid Math Tricks & Tips: 30 Days to Number Power by Edward H. Julius

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Ms. Jace’Karmon Thomas

Math

Missouri University of Science & Technology and University of Kansas

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Ms. Jerri Sitek

Special Education

University of Kansas

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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Mr. Newport

Science

Missouri State University and University of Kansas

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi

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Ms. Stephanie Alderman-Oler

Science

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Ms. Mariette Bishop

Social Studies

Park University and Baker University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snacks By Suzanne Collins

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Ms. Christine Varnal

Social Studies

Emporia State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

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7th Grade Instructional Team

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Irvin Parga

Math

UMKC

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Mr. Barry Nolan

Math

Central Missouri State University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Benedictine College

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

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Ms. Jace’Karmon Thomas

Math

Missouri University of Science & Technology and University of Kansas

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Ms. LeAnn Perkins

Special Education

Wichita State University and University of Missouri-St. Louis

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Relentless by Tim Glover

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Ms. Hanna Smith

Language Arts

Colorado Christian University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

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Ms. Kelsey Liggett

Language Arts

UMKC

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

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Ms. Angie Cakin

English-Language Arts

Kansas State University and Baker University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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Ms. Jo Annette Saunders

Special Education

Pittsburg State University and Arizona State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

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Ms. Kathryn McCrory

Science

Kansas Wesleyan University and Mid American Nazarene University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Anything from Neal Asher

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Mr. Patrick Stinson

Social Studies

Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

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6th Grade Instructional Team

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Ms. Ashley Preston

Language Arts

K-State University

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Ms. Hannah Collier

Language Arts

Abilene Christian University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli

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Ms. Annastasia Glover

Language Arts

Washburn University and Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book:  The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

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Mr. David Yantz

Special Education

Emporia State University

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Ms. Brandy Hicks

Math

Emporia State University, Bethany College and Gonzaga University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Bible

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Ms. Erica Tillman

Math

Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

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Ms. Erica Heimsoth

Math

University of Central Missouri

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Ms. Maria Arthur

Special Education

University of Missouri and Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Ms. Catherine Harper

Science

Kansas City Kansas Community College and UMKC

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

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Ms. Kristin Marsh

Math

Kansas State University and Pittsburg State University 

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel

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Ms. Stephanie Deason (Budt)

Social Studies

University of Montana Western

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Blush A Memoir by Danielle Ripley-Burgess

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Ms. Aaliyah Banton

Social Studies

University of Kansas

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Encore Instructional Team

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Ms. Aimee Desotel

Band and Orchestra

University of Northern Iowa

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

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Ms. Bethany Service

Choir

Kansas State University and Emporia State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Harry Potter Series

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Ms. Kayla Helms

Theatre/Drama

University of Central Missouri

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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Ms. Amber Letzig

Art

Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Giver by Lois Lowery

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Ms. Brigitte Gray

Computers

Langston University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Mr. Meran Mustafa

Computer

UMKC, Park University, and Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

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Mr. Todd Buttermore

Physical Education

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Ms. Emily Petersen

Physical Education

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Ms. Brandi George

Math Intervention

University of St. Mary and Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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SAILS Instructional Team

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Ms. Rachel Falke

Special Education

Kansas State University and Pittsburg State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

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Ms. Cynthia Standley

Paraprofessional

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Library

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Ms. Marianne Airington

Librarian

Washburn University, K-State University, and Emporia State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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Ms. Karen Richardson

Librarian Aide

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Support Staff

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Mr. Matthew Mortensen

Diploma+ Coordinator

University of Kansas

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

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Ms. Yolanda Burris

STS/ASP

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Mr. Kenneth Lawrie

Recovery Room

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Ms. Barbara Gutierrez

Paraprofessional

Donnelly College and UMKC

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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Ms. Traci Harris

Paraprofessional

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Ms. Lisa Tubbs

Paraprofessional

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Administrative Assistants

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Ms. Abigal Godoy

Principal’s Secretary and Treasurer

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Ms. Sheriece Veazey-McNally

Attendance Secretary

Penn State Altoona, UMKC Conservatory and Colorado State University

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

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Ms. Elaine Robinson

Registrar

Brown Mackie College

Currently Reading/Favorite Book: Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Ms. Rhodelle Miller

Resource Secretary

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