Team Category: Student/Special Services

Leslie Danner – Elementary Counselor

Hi! My name is Leslie Danner and this is my third year in education and my second year at KCIA. I have a Masters in Art Therapy Counseling from Emporia State University and worked for several years in the mental health field. After that, I spent time in Costa Rica, where I got to volunteer […]

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Shelle Verkler – Middle School Counselor

My name is Shelle Verkler and I am thrilled to begin my first year at KCIA. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Kansas State University and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Emporia State University. I worked as a counselor in the Center School District for 15 years serving grades 6-12, […]

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LaTeasha Randle – Social Worker

My name is LaTeasha Randle and I have been a social worker for 10 years. I graduated from CMSU in 2007 with my Bachelors of Social Work. I have worked with various populations but the past few years I have primarily worked as a school social worker. I enjoy providing supports and connecting families with […]

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Linda Guthier – SPED Director

My name is Linda Guthier and I am a Kansas City native. I received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Speech Pathology K-12 and a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities K-12 from Central Missouri State University. Special Education has always been my passion and this is my forty-fourth year in education. The bulk of my […]

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Amy Walsh – SPED Teacher

Hi there! My name is Amy Walsh and I have been with KCIA formally known as Della Lamb for 13 years. I am the special education teacher for grades Kindergarten through sixth grade and have been a special education teacher for eighteen years. I received my BS Dual Certification in Special Education K-12 and General […]

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Robert McDowell – SPED Teacher

My name is Robert McDowell. I have worked at KCIA since January, 2018. I am a special education teacher working with students in the middle school. I have taught (primarily at the Elementary level) for over 35 years. I graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. I also earned […]

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Jill Gann – SPED Para Professional

I have been working in education since 04′. I am a certified Para Professional/Substitute. This October my husband and I will be celebrating our first year of marriage. In my spare time I enjoy putting costumes together and frequenting conventions/live theater. I know this 2018′-19′ school year we will continue to see our students reach […]

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