The Cooperative is staffed with 120 Certified Members, 216 Para-Educators, 4 Administrators, 1 Board Clerk, and 8 Administrative Support Staff.
Certified Professional Staff include Nursing, Speech/Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Adaptive Physical Education Instructors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Hearing-Impaired Specialists, a Vocational Coordinator, and a Technology Coordinator.
All social workers and psychologists are trained in conducting functional behavior assessments.
ANW Cooperative was organized on September 9th, 1971. Our first year of operation was 1972 and we serviced 155 students. Today we serve 1,000 to 1,500 students in any given year, and our services are provided to students ranging from Gifted to Severely Multiply Handicapped.
We deliver these services in our eight member school districts, encompassing over 30 school buildings in a five county area in Southeast Kansas, in the counties of Allen, Anderson, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson.
To provide personalized instructional programming for all exceptional children through the highest level of integration with regular programming possible.
With a firm and unwavering belief that all children have value and must be cherished, we will work cooperatively toward our goal of establishing and maintaining approved classes and related services for all exceptional children. While in pursuit of this basic goal, each participating district will function as a full and equal partner regardless of size. Special education cannot and should not be developed separate and apart from regular education. School improvement of any kind must be a cooperative effort between the personnel of the local districts and the staff of the helping agency.
Districts We Serve
Region 1 -- Chris Cezar
Region 2 -- Harry Heppler
Region 3 -- Doug Tressler