Jenna Sutter Brown

Phone: 913-667-6200 x3061

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Jenna Sutter Brown

Teacher

Jenna graduated from the University of Kansas with a BSE in Early Childhood Special Education and a MSE in Functional Special Education.  She has been working in the field of special education for over a decade and has experiences that cover a wide variety of settings and ages.  She has worked in a number of districts in the Kansas City area, as well as a few years in the Oklahoma City area.  She was privileged enough to spend time working in the nonprofit sector in Nashville, gaining experience with adults 18 and older.  Jenna is the Lead Teacher at the Bridge.

 

 

 

 Trinette Reno

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Trinette Reno

Para

Trinette has worked in the Special Education field for over 16 years. She has been a para in the De Soto School District for 6 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 11 years, inlcluding the past 5 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 11 years, including the past 3 years at The Bridge. Prior to that she was a substitute teacher and para in the district as well as a preschool teacher.  

 Cindy Pike

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Cindy Pike

Para

Cindy has worked as a para at The Bridge for 2 years.  Prior to that she worked in the Basehor Linwood School District for 10 years. 

 Terrale Johnson

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Terrale Johnson

Para

This is Terrale's first year as a para at the Bridge.  He graduated from Kansas State University. He is currently coaching football at MVHS.

 Liz Gude

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Liz Gude

Para

Liz has worked for the De Soto School District for over 15 years.  Prior to that she worked in the Edwardsville, IL school district for 2 years.  In De Soto, she has been a library aide for 11 years and a paraprofessional for 4 years.  This is Liz's first year as a para at The Bridge.  

 Melynda Kaifes

Phone: 913-667-6200 x2413

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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 is now working as an Instructional Specialist for the district.  Melynda is The Bridge Facilitator.