Student Services Staff

  • We are here to help our students take advantage of the many helpful resources we provide on their jouney to success. If you have any questions, please contact us.


 Monica Evans, Registrar

Phone: 913.667.6250

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Monica Evans, Registrar

If you are in need of a high school transcript or need employment verification, please contact Monica Evans at mlevans@usd232.org or 913-667-6250.

 


 Crissy Johns, Counselor

Phone: 913.667.6250

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Crissy Johns, Counselor

Mrs. Johns is starting her 6th year at DHS and has been a school counselor for 12 years. Mrs. Johns works with students last name A-G. In addition, she handles College Now, College Board Coordinator-Advanced Placement coordinator, ACT test coordinator, Scholarship coordinator and Senior Awards Program.

Mrs. Johns received her Bachelor's Degree from Pittsburg State University and her Master's in School Counseling from Emporia State University.


 Lindsay Hothan, Counselor

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Lindsay Hothan, Counselor

Mrs. Hothan has been at De Soto High School for 9 years and is in her 5th year as a school counselor. Mrs. Hothan works with students whose last names begin with H-N. In addition, her roles involve working with College/Military Representatives, PSAT Coordinator, Freshman Focus, and Summer School.

Mrs. Hothan has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University and Masters in School Counseling from The University of West Alabama.


 Kris Wilkens, Counselor

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Kris Wilkens, Counselor

Mrs. Wilkens is enjoying her first year at De Soto HS.  She has taught English for several years prior to her six years of counseling.  Mrs. Wilkens works with students O-Z.  Furthermore, she helps coordinate the VEP program, Summer School, District College Planning Night, and Eudora-De Soto Technical programs.

She received her Bachelor's degree from Emporia State University and her Master's in Counseling from Northern Arizona University.


 Joe Kordalski, Social Worker

Phone: 913.667.6250

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Joe Kordalski, Social Worker

Mr. Joe has been with the De Soto School district since 2007. Prior to that he worked with in the nonprofit sector of Social Welfare for 7 years.  As the School Social Worker he provides support and direct services to a wide range of students at Lexington Trails, De Soto High and The Bridge (18-21 Program). He believes that students need a supportive and inclusive school environment to succeed academically and socially.  Mr. Joe welcomes all calls from parents and inquiries from student in discovering what he can do to support the student’s or family’s needs, goals and ambitions.

Mr. Joe serves in the following roles:

  • McKinney – Vento Liaison for the district - In this role, he works to identify and assists families experiencing housing transitions and homelessness.  I also work with the following building level and district supports;
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team Member - The TBI team supports students and families across all grade levels who have experienced a TBI
  • catPRIDE Sponsor - catPRIDE supports activities that encourage positive decision making and the avoidance of destructive decisions.
  • HERO Club Sponsor – (Helping Educate Regarding Orientation) HERO Club supports creating an inclusive and welcoming school culture from an LGBTQ+ perspective

Mr. Joe received his Bachelors of Social Work from Kansas State University and his Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas.


 Bri Rome, School Psychologist

Phone: 913.667.6250

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Bri Rome, School Psychologist

 
Mrs. Rome is in her fourth year in the De Soto School District, but has been a school psychologist for 12 years. Currenlty, she works at Lexington Trails Middle School, DeSoto High School, and The Bridge.  Her job duties include: conducting educational assessments to determine eligibility for special education services, assisting special education teachers with the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), attending IEP meetings, collaborating with teachers, parents, and administrators to discuss the individual needs of a student, serving as a member of the Student Intervention Team, and providing counseling support to students.  

Ms. Rome received her Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters in School Psychology, along with her Education Specialist from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.