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Brian Wieher is the district’s new Director of Child Nutrition Services. He comes to KCPS with more than 20 years of experience in team leadership, project management, public relations and customer service.

In case of inclement weather over a snow-covered Union Station

With colder weather arriving, we have been planning for the potential of snow/inclement weather days and Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days for the upcoming winter season in KCPS. With this, we wanted to communicate how we will conduct any upcoming snow day plans.

Social Emotional Supports

In efforts to address the social-emotional needs of students and families the Department of Students Support Services is implementing a Tele-Health Service Delivery Model (The use of digital technologies to deliver services by connecting multiple users in separate locations).

Counselors & Trauma Sensitive Clinicians

  • KCPS School Counselors assigned to each school will contact each and every family for a whole child wellness check-in.
  • School Counselors will make referrals to the Trauma-Sensitive School Clinician based on the Wellness Needs of the Students and Families.
  • Students and Families in Need of Immediate Support for Social and Emotional Needs will be able to contact a Student Support Team Member through our support hotline numbers assigned to per school

KCPS Trauma Sensitive Team

Behavior Health Manager - Travanna Alexander (816) 723-1355
School Name Clinician Contact Number
Elementary Schools    
ACCPA - Lower Angelique Tembo (816) 309-6855
Banneker Alicia Smith (816) 423-9081
Border Star Montessori Malena Binger (816) 352-4000
Faxon Dorothy Patterson (816) 668-7261
Foreign Language Academy Cindy Garcia (816) 385-3146
Garfield Christina Kohn (816) 929-9147
George Melcher Candice Wise (816) 301-1557
George Washington Carver Cindy Garcia (816) 385-3146
Gladstone Dorothy Patterson (816) 668-7261
Hale Cook Christina Kohn (816) 929-9147
Harold Holliday, Sr. Montessori Malena Binger (816) 352-4000
J.A. Rogers Malena Binger (816) 352-4000
James Cindy Garcia (816) 385-3146
John T. Hartman Kenya Hicks (816) 533-6922
Longfellow Dorothy Patterson (816) 668-7261
Martin Luther King, Jr. Zandra Winfield (816) 723-1357
Phillis Wheatley Alicia Smith (816) 423-9081
Pitcher Candice Wise (816) 301-1557
Primitivo Garcia Christina Kohn (816) 929-9147
Success at Knotts Marchel Turner (816) 723-1354
Trailwoods Christina Kohn (816) 929-9147
Wendell Phillips Kelly Ewing (816) 646-9624
Whittier Malena Binger (816)352-4000
Middle Schools    
Central Middle Cortney Ray (816) 343-9441
Lincoln Middle Arica Miller (816) 646-9843
Northeast Middle Elizabeth Stanford (816) 205-5316
Paseo Middle Zandra Winfield (816) 723-1357
High Schools    
East High MacKenzie Even (816) 226-8096
Central High Jeff Dayton (816) 645-0121
Lincoln High Arica Miller (816) 646-9843
Northeast High Elizabeth Stanford (816) 205-5316
Paseo High Zandra Winfield (816) 723-1355
Southeast High Angelique Tembo (816) 309-6855
Success at Anderson Kristen Dua (816) 723-1356
Prepped & Ready: Experts Edition

KCPS partner Children's Mercy has released “Prepped and Ready: Experts Edition,” a series of free online (short) videos for caregivers of preteens and teens. “Prepped and Ready" aims to help caregivers learn steps to improve the health of safety of your children as they become teens.


Caregivers will learn tips for:

  • Addressing vaping
  • Preventing eating disorders
  • Handling tough questions
  • Suicide prevention
  • Understanding how teens think
  • And much more!


View the videos at Complete a pre and post survey after watching the videos to receive a free safety toolkit.