Jill Walton

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Jill Walton

Teacher

Jill graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1991, and in 2004 with a Master's Arts in Teaching with a functional and adaptive endorsement. She was a para in the District for 2 years, and has been teaching for 11 years. 

 

 Trinette Reno

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Trinette Reno

Para

Trinette has worked in the Special Education field for over 15 years. She has been a para in the De Soto School District for 5 years, and has also worked in the Olathe and Shawnee Mission School Districts. 

 Rhonda Casper

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Rhonda Casper

Para

Rhonda has been a para in the District for over 10 years, inlcluding the past 3 years at The Bridge.  Prior to working at The Bridge, she was a Director of a local pre-school.

 Belinda Benson

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Belinda Benson

Para

Belinda has worked in the District for over 10 years, including the past 2 years at The Bridge. 

 Cindy Pike

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Cindy Pike

Para

This is Cindy's first year as a para at The Bridge, and worked in the Basehor Linwood School District for 10 years. 

 James Grizzle

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James Grizzle

Para

James attended Fort Scott Community College. He is currently coaching football at DHS, and assists with other sports throughout the year. 

 Melynda Kaifes

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Melynda Kaifes

The Bridge Facilitator

Melynda graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelors degree in Special Education and Elementary Education.  She received her Masters degree at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Curriculum and Instruction.  Melynda has been in education since 1991.  She was a special education teacher for 15 years and now working as an instructional specialist.  Melynda is joining the staff at The Bridge as the Bridge Facilitator.