Faculty & Staff

Collette Chaney, PrincipalColette Chaney Portrait

I have been with KCKPS for 20+ years.  Student learning is my passion and you will find that I am the first one to assist in classrooms, do lunch duty and substitute if need be on a daily basis.  Students deserve the very best every day, so my job is shaping instruction and making sure that all of our students are “driven” to be the best.  I have taught: Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 5th , 6th and I have been an Instructional Coach.  I look forward to having conversations with you at our October Family Night, and share what our data looks like at Welborn and where it is going.  Please feel free to email me at collette.chaney@kckps.org or call my office 913-627-4462 if you need to.  Get ready to dig in and help us build our future together!

Jimmika Lawson, Assistant Principal

Education has been my passion for longer than I can remember! I am beginning my 8th year as a proud educator and look forward to serving students and families for years to come. Throughout my career, I have been a classroom teacher and an instructional coach. As your Assistant Principal, I want to empower teachers and students to reach their full potential. I am excited to work with our parents because I firmly believe in a positive home-school connection. At Welborn, we are a family and we want you and your family to join us in bringing out the BEST in your child! Feel free to email me at jimmika.lawson@kckps.org or call me, 913-627-4463. Welcome to Welborn where we are constructing the future one child at a time!

Instructional Coaches

There are two amazing instructional coaches at Welborn who play a very important role in the development of staff and students. Amy Thacker, and Vickie Trutzel. They work within the roles of: resource provider, data coach, curriculum specialist, instructional specialist, mentor, classroom supporter, learning facilitator, school leader, change catalyst, learner and support to the administration team.  You can find them in classrooms, leading professional development or researching best practices.  Their office door is always open as support in constructing our future!