Shawnee Mission West Student Services Office
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We are here to help ALL students with their academic, career, and personal/social needs.
Student's last name A - E
Student's last name F – K
Kim Urenda, Department Chair
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.
Student's last name L – Rh
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.
Student's last name Ri-Z
Real World Learning (RWL) Counselor
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!
Student’s last name A – K
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.
Student's last name L-Z
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.
CIS Site Coordinator
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Yanak has worked at SM West for 22 years! She is a graduate of Casa Grande High School in Casa Grande, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona and JCCC. Her husband and daughter both attended SM West! She has three grand-cats.
Mrs. Hardy is a graduate of Paseo Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO. She was a Technical Theatre major and then went back to become a Spanish teacher for 14 years at Center High School. She loves to be creative using her designing and sewing skills.