Our Programs

JAG-K operates in 61 Kansas schools which are divided into eight regions are overseen by a Region Director who supports the Career Specialists and Programs in their area. These eight regions encompass the 79 JAG-K programs across 41 Kansas school districts. JAG-K also introduced a pilot program, The Success Academy, in partnership with the State of Kansas to serve students in foster care.

Region 1

Garden City HS Garden City OPEN
Garden City AE Garden City Caleb Stewart
Goodland HS Goodland Caleb Miles
Holcomb HS Holcomb Amy Wickwar
Kiowa Jr./Sr. HS Greensburg Marcus Mitchell
Liberal HS Liberal Tyrone Grady
Hays HS Hays Johnny Matlock
Russell HS Russell David Hanzlick
Colby HS Colby Grace McCoy
Region Director Joni Bolen

Region 2

Great Bend HS Great Bend Amy Haxton
Great Bend HS Great Bend Jennifer Hopkins
Hutchinson HS Hutchinson Marcus Moeder
Hutchinson MS Hutchinson Holly Kurz
Kingman HS Kingman Brittany Esposito
Newton HS Newton Dede Trumble
Newton HS Newton Sarah Bishop
Chisolm MS (Newton) Newton Tavis Leake
Pratt HS Pratt David Freitas
Stafford Jr./Sr. HS Stafford Patrick Dake
Region Director Brad Lingafelter

Region 3

Beloit Jr./Sr. HS Beloit Hiedi Rexroat
Concordia Jr./Sr. HS Concordia Jordan Champlin
Larry Dixon Center for Innovative Studies Junction City Tyra Marteen
Larry Dixon Center for Innovative Studies Junction City Maggie Heumann
Manhattan HS Manhattan Panganienia Burns
Salina South HS Salina Melissa Gates
Salina South HS Salina OPEN
Salina Central HS Salina Andrew Dominquez
Salina Central HS Salina OPEN
McPherson HS McPherson OPEN
Region Director Kipp Keffel

Region 4

Augusta HS Augusta Christy Pray
El Dorado HS El Dorado James Tully
El Dorado Extend HS El Dorado Clarence Wagner
Wichita East HS Wichita AJ Allen
Wichita Heights HS Wichita Ti'Juana Hardwell
Wichita North HS Wichita OPEN
Wichita Northwest HS Wichita Nicholas Harris
Wichita South HS Wichita Kareema Williams
Wichita Southeast HS Wichita Ashley Baughns
Wichita West HS Wichita Marcus Porter
Wichita West HS Wichita DaMarshae Franklin
Region Director Marlisha Kearney

Region 5

Arkansas City HS Arkansas City Chad Hopkins
Arkansas City HS Arkansas City OPEN
Field Kindley HS Coffeyville Jake Price
Independence HS Independence Kristie Hawley
Labette Co. HS Altamont Lee Reliford
Parsons HS Parsons Jessica Ryan
Pittsburg HS Pittsburg Jessica Thomas
Winfield HS Winfield Tierney Hopkins
Winfield MS Winfield Matthew McGrew
Region Director Connor Phillips

Region 6

Emporia HS Emporia Rigo Aguirre
Emporia HS Emporia Ali Macias
Royal Valley HS Hoyt Jeffrey Gustin
Seaman HS Topeka Abby Buche
Topeka HS Topeka Carlos Kelly
Topeka HS Topeka Teresa Leslie-Canty
Highland Park HS Topeka OPEN
Highland Park HS Topeka Verlisa Cradle
Topeka West HS Topeka Cassidy Merriman
Topeka West HS Topeka OPEN
Region Director Michael Munoz

Region 7

Basehor-Linwood HS Basehor Jessica Glover
Lawrence Free State HS Lawrence Rebecca Metz
Lawrence HS Lawrence Natasche Lewis
Shawnee Heights HS Tecumseh Kami Mead
Shawnee Heights HS Tecumseh Jason Robbs
Shawnee Mission North HS Shawnee Mission OPEN
Shawnee Mission North HS Shawnee Mission Micheal Giarla
Hocker Grove MS Shawnee Mission Ali Fisher
Turner MS Kansas City Rachel Hand
Turner HS Kansas City Tae'Lor Landa
Turner HS Kansas City Jordan Crusoe
Region Director Samantha Silva

Region 8

Atchison HS Atchison Danelle Wolfe
JC Harmon HS Kansas City Bruce Brooks
JC Harmon HS Kansas City Jamie James
FL Schlagle HS Kansas City Deon Whitten
FL Schlagle HS Kansas City Karla Pledger
Washington HS Kansas City Lucas Lanning
Washington HS Kansas City Cymone Davis
Wyandotte HS Kansas City Nicholas Wiggins
Wyandotte HS Kansas City Cynthia Garner
Region Director Marlisha Kearney

Success Academy

JAG-K, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Education, DCF, and three school districts implemented a multi-phase pilot project to help increase successful outcomes for our Kansas students in foster care.

The JAG-K Success Academy (SA) has a dedicated Career Specialist assigned to students in foster care. The students complete certain courses of their core education in an online learning environment, allow them to continue these classes regardless of a change in school placement. The student spends most of their academic day enrolled in the local public school for elective classes and extra-curricular activities.

If the student is placed outside of their current location, the JAG-K Success Academy Career Specialist will be responsible for advocating for the student, keeping track of their progress toward graduation, and providing necessary support to ensure that the student succeeds in their courses.  The JAG-K Success Academy Program and its Career Specialists are overseen by our Director of Program Management, Mary Guerra.


Region 4 Success Academy


Wichita Area

Career Specialist

Rebecca Lowe

Region 6 Success Academy

Topeka Area

NaTish Corn

Region 8 Success Academy

Kansas City Area

Kathy Johnson


Hays High School

JAG-K gives people a purpose and helps with what students want to do or become in the future. It is just one of those stepping stones that sets you up for success in the end game - the program that will set me up for greatness.


Winfield Middle School

JAG-K has made it easier for me to speak in front of people and be myself. They have also helped me think about career paths and motivated me to become more involved in my community.


Arkansas City Middle School

Because of JAG-K, I am learning to be a better person and how to be more successful, all while having fun hearing about what to expect in High School and the real world!


Highland Park High School

I do not know where I would be without JAG-K. They have helped me plan out my future and always believed in myself even when I did not.


Hays High School

JAG-K has helped me improve more in four months than whole school years have before. JAG-K helps me push to better myself and gives all of us new opportunities.