Chris Judd has been the secretary for Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers for the past 12 years. Prior to that, Chris was a parent educator from 2005 through 2008. She earned a Liberal Arts Degree from Johnson County Community College and continued her education through Kansas University. She lives in Shawnee with her husband (Joey) and daughter (Hannah) who is attending the University of Kansas.
- Bea Ayala
- Mary Chris Blickhan
- Annie Clark
- Carrie McAtee
- Kathie Pope
- Suzanne Sawalich
- Kim Schultz
- Jennifer Wonderly
Bea Ayala has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Before becoming a parent educator, Bea taught fifth and second grade. She has been a parent educator for the Shawnee Mission School District for 13 years. Bea has three children and lives in Fairway.
Mary Chris Blickhan
Mary Chris Blickhan has been a parent educator with the Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers program for 6 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from UMKC in Sociology and Administration of Justice, as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Mary Chris has spent the majority of her career working with children and families in various situations. She especially loves working with families through Parents as Teachers, supporting families during the fun and important early years of their children’s lives! She and her partner have a son in college and a son in high school and two huge, wild dogs!
Annie Clark has been a parent educator in Shawnee Mission for 14 years. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies/ Human Services and a Master’s degree in Family Life Education. She is married and has 2 children. Annie enjoys working with families and seeing the entire family system grow and learn during their time in the PAT program.
Carrie McAtee has been a parent educator for 13 years. She was also a classroom teacher for 10 years. She has a master's degree in school administration. Carrie loves working with young families helping them to feel confident and be the best first teacher for their children.
Kathie Pope has been a parent educator with the Shawnee Mission district since 1990. She received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Early Childhood Education, from Kansas State University and a Master of Science degree in Child Development, from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Through the years with Parents As Teachers, Kathie has taught Baby Sign Language and Toilet Training classes. She lives in Overland Park with husband Greg, and is mother to two grown daughters, Whitney and Marissa.
Suzanne Sawalich is proud to be a parent educator for the Shawnee Mission School District. She is from a small town in western Kansas. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Fort Hays State University, and a Master’s in Elementary Counseling from the University of Kansas. Suzanne taught third and fifth grade for 10 years before becoming a parent educator in 2006. She loves working with families and making a positive difference in their lives.
Kim Schultz has been a parent educator with Shawnee Mission for 14 years. For the past 2 years, Kim has been serving as the lead parent educator for the program. Kim graduated from Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts. Kim is married to Todd and they have four children. Katie, 20 Gretchen 18, Matthew 16 and Audrey 14. Their children have attended Shawnee Mission Schools and will all graduate from Shawnee Mission South.
Jennifer Wonderly has been a parent educator with the Shawnee Mission School District since 2007. Jennifer loves providing support, education and helping empower young families as they navigate parenting. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Life from the University of Kansas. She also received a Master's of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University. Jennifer lives in Prairie Village, is a wife to Sean and a busy mother to two sons, Alex and Sam, and a terrier named Wally.