New school resource officer Steve Bundy has been in law enforcement for more than four decades.
New USD 329 maintenance director Gary Blanton started out as a dairy farmer before he found his passion for maintenance.
New WHS special education teacher Lance Fuller is already playing many roles in the district. In addition to teaching, he is the head baseball coach and assistant junior high football coach. Fuller, who grew up in Ottowa, attended Kansas City Kansas Community College for two years, Barton Community College for one year and got his Undergraduate at Fort Hays State University.
After working as the WHS Spanish Teacher for two and a half years, David Amer is adding another role in the district this year.
Amer is now also the district mental health liaison for WHS who works with Crosswinds, an organization focused on giving therapy to those who need it within the school run by the Kansas Department of Education.
Today we look back on some of the people that kept the people running back in 1980-81 — cooks, secretaries, transportations staff and maintenance staff.
Many WHS and USD 329 staff members will be leaving at the end of this school year. Some are retiring after long careers, and others are moving on to new opportunities. Here are a few of their stories.
USD 329 board hired ASA Strategic Funding to help develop and promote a new plan to address facilities issues. At the April 12 board meeting, ASA Strategic Funding was hired for $12,200 to help promote and develop a new bond. They have worked on over 200 research projects and have a 94 percent success rate. They plan to work with the community to develop a plan that everyone can agree on.
WHS has hired Kevin Sullivan as high school counselor starting next school year. Sullivan attended Kansas State University to get his bachelor and masters degree in school counseling. He is currently the counselor at St. Xavier Catholic School in Junction city and has also worked at several other schools in the area.
New art teacher Brianna Guinn enjoys gardening and watching TV.
Originally from Tonganoxie, Kansas, Guinn now lives in Silver Lake with her fiancé, three dogs, and cat. She attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas University. After completing college she began teaching middle and high school art near Salina in the Twin Valley school district.