The Advisory Council consists of a parent representative from each of the district's schools, special education staff, Board of Education members, building administration and District Office special education leadership. The Council includes approximately 50 people and is responsible for communication and advocacy. There are also four subcommittees chaired by council members: Mini Conference, Resource Fair, Parent Support Groups and Ability Awareness.


The Blue Valley Special Needs Resource Fair will be at Hilltop Conference Center on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Click here to see a list of last year's vendors.​ Find out more!


The agenda is developed by the chairperson of the council and district administration. Anyone can contact a council member with suggestions for agenda items. The regularly scheduled meetings will focus on items which have district-wide implications. The council does not discuss issues pertinent to an individual student. Those issues should be resolved through building administrators or IEP team meetings.


Join us for good food, conversation and fun either for lunch or dinner. Meet and greet other parents who share the same challenges, rewards and stumbling blocks of having children with various special needs! Feel free to give and receive advice, but mostly to realize you are not alone in this journey. Come and go as needed.

Lunch group
Where: Pizza Shoppe in Stanley (151st & 69 Hwy behind McDonald's)
When: 11:15 a.m. - 1 p​.m. on the ​following Fridays:

  • October 20, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • January 26, 2018
  • February 23, 2018
  • March 30, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • May 18, 2018
  • June 22, 2018
  • July 20, 2018


Parent Representatives

School Parent Representative
Blue River Elementary  
Cedar Hills Elementary Cindy Kavan
Cottonwood Point Elementary Kerri Biancalana
Harmony Elementary  
Heartland Elementary Dana Hunt
Hilltop Learning Center Melanie Roberts
Indian Valley Elementary Robin McLellan
Lakewood Elementary Sheila Barr
Leawood Elementary Kim Morse
Liberty View Elementary  
Mission Trail Elementary Brenda Turk
Morse Elementary Amie Bybee
Oak Hill Elementary Tara Lowrey
Overland Trail Elementary Shannon Mills
Prairie Star Elementary Jennifer Crable
Stanley Elementary  
Stilwell Elementary  
Sunrise Point Elementary Erika Sheets
Sunset Ridge Elementary Amy Tidball
Timber Creek Elementary Kim Gregoire / Chrysi Mall
Valley Park Elementary Carin Bockelman
Aubry Bend Middle Wendy Lucas / Katie Murrow
Blue Valley Middle Michelle Powell
Harmony Middle Cyndi Reid
Lakewood Middle  
Leawood Middle Jeff Nessel
Overland Trail Middle Stephanie Blaine / Lisa Tongier
Oxford Middle Wendy Lubbe
Pleasant Ridge Middle  
Prairie Star Middle Dina Myers
Blue Valley High Suzann Mack / Mary Sue Zimmerman
Blue Valley North Brenda Grothen / Mary Degner
Blue Valley Northwest Wendy Conaway
Blue Valley Southwest Kathy Bennett​ / Bettina Miller
Blue Valley West Diane Brabston
ACCESS Kim Morse​ / Judy Yakre
Blue Valley Service Center / GEAR Lora Walker
At Large Taff Hodges / Joanna Rivard / Judy Yakre
BVPAGE Isleen Gimenez Wilson
Board of Education Members Patrick Hurley / Cindy Bowling
St. Michael's Mike Cullinan / Jamie Katz

Staff/Administration Membership

Kristin Asquith Gifted Coordinator
Donna Burchfield Occupational Therapist
Kendall Burr Hilltop Principal
Chris Cullinan Special Education Coordinator
Cassandra Delmont Assistant Director Special Education - Secondary
Laura Franken Occupational Therapist
Michelle Kelly Parents as Teachers Coordinator
Jennie Perdieu Assistant Director Special Education - Elementary
Jocelyn Rabbitt Special Education​ Consultant
Mark Schmidt Assistant Superintendent of Special Education


All meetings are on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the High Plains 2/3 at District Office. Guests are wel​​come. Please call (913) 239-4239 if you would like to attend.

  • September 26, 2017​​​​​
  • November 14, 2017
  • January 9, 2018
  • March 6, 2018
  • April 10, 2018​​​