Process ConsultantsKelly Brandon: Central, Helen Davis, Mosaic, BentonKelly Brandon began her career in 1986 as an educator in the field of special education. In 1987, she helped pilot the CWC model for SJSD at Noyes Elementary. Mrs. Brandon also served as a resource teacher at Parkway Elementary and Spring Garden Middle School. In 1997, Kelly developed and directed the Life Skills program for the Falls City, Nebraska School District. She held that position for 13 years and then returned to SJSD as a Special Education Process Consultant.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Tarkio College and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. She completed her certification in K-12 special education through Missouri Western State University.
Jean Bosworth: Field, Lafayette, Milestone, Truman
Jean Bosworth began her career as a preschool special education teacher in Independence, MO before moving to St. Joseph where she was a special education teacher in the St. Joseph School District at Parkway Elementary School. After taking time off to raise her children and work part time in a family owned business, Jean returned to the St. Joseph School District teaching at Benton High School and as their Special Services Department Chair. In the fall of 2011, Jean was hired in her current position as a Process Consultant.Jean received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Kansas State University. In 2004 she earned her Masters of Arts degree in Education from Baker University. Jean completed her Education Specialist degree in Administration at William Woods University in 2007.Michelle Carpentieri: All BuildingsMichelle Carpentieri began her career in 2008 as a behavior therapy consultant for north Texas school districts. Upon graduation from graduate school, she moved to Saint Joseph to provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for children and adults in school districts, homes, and group homes across northwest Missouri and the greater Kansas City area. In 2011, Michelle joined Special Services in the Saint Joseph School District as the autism program facilitator.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drake University. She holds a Masters of Science in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. She is currently a board certified behavior analyst and licensed behavior analyst for the state of Missouri.
Deborah Conrad: Coleman, Mark Twain, Skaith
Deborah Conrad began her career in education as a speech-language pathologist for eleven years in various rural school districts throughout Nebraska. In 1999, she and her family moved to Saint Joseph. She worked again as a speech-language pathologist for the Saint Joseph School District from 2000-2012. In the spring of 2012, Deborah accepted a position with SJSD on the early childhood assessment team as an Early Childhood Speech-Language Pathologist Process Consultant.
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (speech-language pathology) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the university of South Dakota. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and has earned her Certificate of Clinical Competency.
Linda Waldsmith: ECSE
Linda Waldsmith began her career as a regular and special education teacher in Illinois from 1988-1993. From 1993-1996 she was a special education teacher in Grand Prairie, Texas. From 1996 through 2013 she was an educational diagnostician with two different Texas schools. After moving to Missouri in 2013, she began with the St. Joseph School District as a teacher at Webster Learning Center. For two years, Linda was a special education teacher at Skaith Elementary. In the fall of 2017, Linda was hired as a Process Consultant for the district.
Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Western Illinois University in 1988. In 1996 she earned her Master of Education degree in the area of Special Education Diagnostics from the University of North Texas.
Erin McGinley: ECSE
Erin McGinley began her career in 2007 as a Speech Language Pathologist for the Crestridge School District in Centerview, Missouri. From 2008-2010, Mrs. McGinley was a Speech Language Pathologist for the North Kansas City School District. Erin worked in the Platte County School District as a Speech Language Pathologist from 2010-2017. In 2017, Erin became a Special Education Process Consultant with the Saint Joseph School District.
Erin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Central Missouri State University. Erin completed her Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration from Arkansas State University in 2016.
Danielle Wright: Carden Park, Hyde, Oak Grove
Danielle Wright has been employed with the Saint Joseph School District since 1999. She began her career as a special education teacher at Neely Elementary School. Danielle worked with students, grades k-6, in the self-contained program. Danielle also served as a resource teacher at Hosea Elementary School for 8 years. In 2010, Danielle became a Special Education Process Consultant with the district.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Baker University.
Sarah Stapleton: Hosea, Parkway,
Christa Lyon: Central, Mosaic, Pershing
Kiffany Reno: Lindbergh, Robidoux, Spring Garden
Robin Pettegrew: Benton, Edison, Pickett
Brenda Ellis: Bode, Ellison, Non-Public, Webster
Brenda Ellis began her career as a Special Education paraprofessional in the King City, Missouri School district, she held this position for 10 years. In 2010, she continued her career at SJSD as a Special Education teacher at Hyde Elementary. In the fall of 2017, Brenda was hired in her current position as a Special Education Process Consultant.
Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education 1-6 and Cross-Categorical Special Education K-12 from Missouri Western State University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Special Education from Northwest Missouri State University.