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Meet Our Staff

Student Services Staff

We are here to help all our students. Please contact us with your needs.

Email: cmiller1@usd232.org

Phone: 913.667.6250

Christy Miller, Registrar

Christy is able to assist you as the registrar for DHS. Please contact her for anything relating to student enrollment, transcript requests, and employment verification. 

Email: cjohns@usd232.org

Phone: 913.667.6250

Crissy Johns, Counselor

Mrs. Johns works with students last name A-G. 

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

Email: aheller@usd232.org

Abbey Heller, Counselor

Ms. Heller is joining DHS for 2022-23 school year. She will work with students whose last names begin with H-N. 

Ms. Heller received her Bachelor's Degree from Kansas State University and her Master's Degree from Fort Hays State University.

Email: kbritt@usd232.org

Phone: 913.667.6250

Kaitlin Britt, Counselor

Mrs. Britt earned her Bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and her Master's degree from Emporia State University in School Counseling. 

Email: rkordalski@usd232.org

Phone: 913.667.6250

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 De Soto High School 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.

Email: tbettis@usd232.org

Phone: 913-667-6250

Ms. Tawnya Bettis

This is Ms. Tawnya’s first year with De Soto School District. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in mental health, non-profit, and school settings. Ms. Tawnya is passionate about providing supportive and affirming services to students so they can learn and grow. Please reach out with questions regarding how she can support student and family needs.
Ms. Tawnya received both her bachelor's degree and master's degree in Social Work from the University Of Kansas.
 

Email: dbrown1@usd232.org

Phone: 9136676250

Dianne Brown

2022-23 is Mrs. Brown’s first year in our nurse’s office, and her second in the district. She was inspired to become a nurse while caring for her medically complex child and due to receiving wonderful nursing care while battling cancer. She is passionate about care and advocacy for individuals with complex health needs. She has worked with children and adults with intellectual and developmental exceptionalities for the past seven years. She also has experience in home health and hospice for children and adults. As a nurse and mother of four, she truly enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.