Shawnee Mission West Counseling Office

Monday – Friday      7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Office:  913-993-7830
Fax:   913-993-7842

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School Counselors

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Tommie Davis



Mr. Davis is a graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School.  He attended Emporia State University for his bachelor's in Business education degree and then a master's degree in School Counseling.  For being unique, Mr. Davis has spent his educational career at the high school he attended!






School Counselor, Kim Urenda

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Kim Urenda

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Ms. Urenda is a graduate of Wichita Southeast High School.  She attended Emporia State University for her bachelor's degree in English education and then a master's degree in School Counseling.  Ms. Urenda went to college on an oboe scholarship.





School Counselor, Katy Reda

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Katy Reda



Mrs. Reda is a graduate of Liberal High School.  She attended Emporia State University for her bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Health.  Then a master's degree in School Counseling also from Emporia State University.  Ms. Reda is left handed.






School Counselor Cindy Neely


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Cindy Neely



Mrs. Neely is a graduate of El Dorado High School.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Math education from Southwestern College and a master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Kansas.  Ms. Neeley was a state champion in debate in high school.  




Social Workers

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Mary Lea Kieffer



Ms. Kieffer is a graduate from Fatima High School in Westphalia, Missouri.  She earned her bachelor's in Social Work from Missouri State University and master's degree in Social Work from University of Missouri. Ms. Kieffer grew up in Frankenstein, Missouri.  




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Donna Holmes



Mrs. Holmes is a graduate from Lee Summit High School in Lee Summit, Missouri.  She earned her bachelor's in Early Childhood and master's degree in Social Work from University of Kansas.  Mrs. Holmes was a high school cheerleader.  She does yoga but can no longer do the splits.



Special Programs

African American Woman

     CIS Site Coordinator

     Shawnta Jefferies



    Ms. Jefferies is a graduate from Raytown South High School.  She earned a Bachelors     of Arts in Sociology from UMKC, Masters in Health Services & MBA at Webster   University in KC.  Ms. Jefferies learned to write with her left hand  as a kid because she  was afraid  she would break her right hand and didn’t want someone else writing for her.






College Adviser

Dalton Mitchell



Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, KS.  He earned a Bachelors in Communication Studies from Kansas State University.  Mr. Mitchell loves to ride motorcycles. 


Support Staff


Counseling Assistant

Cathy Hays



Ms. Hays is a graduate of Shawnee Mission West.  She earned an Associates in General Studies from Johnson County Community College.  Ms. Hays has a 20lb cat named Ollie who is the only one in her family who did not attend Shawnee MIssion West. 




Anne Viera



Ms. Viera is a graduate of Buena High School in Ventura, California.  She earned a Bachelors of Science in Genetics from University of California at Davis.  Something unique about her is she was the mascot for various businesses, such as, a blood drop for the Blood Center, Spike the dog for an animal hospital,  & Granny Goose for a Potato Chip Co.  

Computer Clerk

Melissa Yanak









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Spanish Interpreter

Linda Hardy