School Counselors

School counseling is an integral part of the educational process for all students. Today’s students face a diverse and changing world, and counselors help them acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become positive and productive citizens.

School counselors provide many services and resources designed to support students and their families. Collaboration with parents, teachers, and administrators is critical to student success and helps to identify and address students’ needs. School counselors also develop and implement programs to provide a positive, safe learning environment for all.

School counselors:

  • Have a master’s degree and state licensure in school counseling,
  • Maintain their licensure through ongoing professional development,
  • Become members of professional associations that enhance their knowledge and effectiveness.

Based on Kansas Curricular Standards, the counseling curriculum is designed to facilitate the personal/social, academic, and career development of students.

 

Elementary Counselors

     
Arbor Creek Kathy Reschke kreschkeac@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7300
Bentwood Emmie Kennicott ekennicottbe@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7320
Black Bob Jamie Strodtman jlstrodtman@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7310
Briarwood Molly Strathman   (913) 780-6033
Brougham Faith Scott   (913) 780-7350
Cedar Creek Aimee Casady acasadycc@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7360
Central Gail Snowbarger gsnowbargerce@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7370
Clearwater Creek Andrea Sorrels arsorrels@olatheschools.org (913) 780-0301
Countryside Krista Graham kgrahamcs@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7390
Fairview Michael Cloud   (913) 780-6012
Forest View Amber Daniels adanielsfrv@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7440
Green Springs Tisha Halfert thalfertgs@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7450
Havencroft Leslie McKinley lmckinleyhc@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7470
Heatherstone Heather Smith hsmithhn@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7480
Heritage Kelly Knipp kjknipp@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7490
Indian Creek Cristi Wightman cwightmanic@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7510
Madison Place Stacey Silkett   (913) 780-7520
Mahaffie Nicole Galley ngalleyma@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7530
Manchester Park     (913) 780-7540
Meadow Lane Christa Moore cmooreml@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7550
Millbrooke     (913) 780-7560
Northview Nicole Becker nbeckernv@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7570
Pleasant Ridge Katherine Crabtree kcrabtreepr@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7590
Prairie Center Christiann Daniel cdanielpc@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7610
Ravenwood Karen Thompson kthompsonrw@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7640
Regency Place Jennifer Cullen jcullenrp@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7620
Ridgeview Vanessa Grier vgrierrv@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7630
Rolling Ridge Jessica Dahmer jdahmerrr@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7650
Scarborough Lori Crowther lcrowthersc@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7670
Sunnyside Mindy Wells mwellsss@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7680
Tomahawk Wendy Karr wkarrth@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7690
Walnut Grove Laurinda Culpepper lculpepperwg@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7710
Washington Jeff Stone jrstone@olatheschools.org (913) 780-6052
Westview Kay Forsyth kturnerforsythwv@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7750
Woodland Amy Ansley aansleywl@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7770
       

Middle School Counselors

     
California Trail Stephanie Beyer sbeyerct@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7227
  Sue Sandbothe ssandbothect@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7228
Chisholm Trail Brenda Robinson brobinsoncst@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7248
  Ashley Rodden   (913) 780-7985
Frontier Trail Jessica Colson jcolsonft@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7217
       
Indian Trail Erika Short eshort@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7238
  Margaret Smith msmithit@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7237
Mission Trail Sherry Giebler sgieblermt@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7172
  Travis Waters twaters@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7171
Oregon Trail Sarah Essex sessexot@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7257
  Jeff Hernandez   (913) 780-7258
Pioneer Trail Jone Lee jllee@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7277
  Karen Ufford kaufford@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7279
Prairie Trail Cindy Hey cheyprt@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7937
  Katie Vena   (913) 780-7938
Santa Fe Trail Paul Giffin pgiffinsft@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7297
  Emily Manker   (913) 780-7298
       

High School Counselors

     
Olathe East Ann Book    
  Natalie Ryan nryanoe@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7802
  Whitney Schmale wschmaleoe@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7129
  Shelly Shaw sshaweoe@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7127
  Mary Smith    
Olathe North Susan Barr sbarron@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7638
  Nicole Etherton    
  Tammie Milke tmilkeon@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7850
  Carrie Parrazin    
  Seth Schweiterman sschweitermanon@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7848
Olathe Northwest Jamie Cherpitel jlcherpitel@olatheschools.org  
  Heather Jasper hjasperonw@olatheschools.org  
  Stuart Keltner    
  Elva Medina emmedina@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7107
  Lauren Peter    
Olathe South Amy Brown abrownos@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7167
  Jean Busey   (913) 780-7867
  Chad Hoffman crhoffman@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7879
  Amy Iwert aiwertos@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7169
  Traci Johnston tljohnston@olatheschools.org (913) 780-7168
Olathe West Robin Dietz    
  Alicia Jackson aajackson@olatheschools.org  
  Jennifer Novoselsky jlnovoselsky@olatheschools.org  
  Natalie Schmidt-Konkel nrschmidtkonkel@olatheschools.org  
Claire Learning Center Rob Shipley    
Project SOAR Sheryl Cooper scooperplc@olatheschools.org (913) 780-8299
       
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