• Social & Emotional Services
    Special Education Social Workers
    We work specifically with a caseload of students that have social work services on their IEP.  We work with any students in crisis situations to provide mental health assistance along with supporting teachers and students in the classroom.

    Fred Willer, LMSW

    General Education Social Worker

    I am the social worker for the general education students. I also am director of the USD 501 clothing bank and the HPHS resource and food pantry, all run through my office. I provide social and emotional support and counseling, including, but not limited to crisis/grief counseling and conflict mediation. My goal is provide a more open and supportive school environment for our students and their families.

    Tanyea Bingham

    Migrant Social Worker

    I am the Migrant Education Program (MEP) Social Worker.  I provide:

    *Social/Emotional/Crisis intervention support for MEP students/families

    *Refer MEP families for community resources

    *Check grades/attendance

    *Communicate with parents

    *Home visits when appropriate

    *Collaborate with teachers and staff

    *Assist MEP students to stay on track to graduate

    *Attend meetings for MEP students

    *Summer school for MEP students

    *Advocate for MEP students

     Academic and Transition Services


    Dalton Allen

    Site Coordinator, KU GEAR UP

    KU GEAR UP is a cohort-based grant which will follow and work with the entire classes of 2020 and 2021 (current 10th and 11th graders) until they graduate. We provide programming and support needed to ensure our students are ready to graduate on time and move on to college including college knowledge, college search, financial aid, parent events, and tutoring in and after school. If freshmen have any questions about college, the process of getting to college, or whether they are able to go to college, please feel free to refer them to me or have me come to your room and talk with them!

    Director - Tonya Waller, tawaller@ku.edu


    Latashia Goods

    Attendance Clerk

    The attendance clerk not only checks in and out visitors throughout the day, they are responsible for the attendance of the students in the building and ensuring excused absences are changed in our system.