Lee's Summit R-7 School District

The LSR-7 School-Community Liaison (SCL) is responsible for assisting families and schools for better success.  This can be done by linking students and families with resources, and coordinating services in the community and eliminating possible barriers to the learning process.  Strong collaboration with administrators, counselors, school social workers, therapists in the district, and community organizations is critical.  Each School-Community Liaison will serve a high school feeder system.  This organizational alignment assists the School-Community Liaison in working with families with multiple children at different school levels.

If you would like to receive more information about how a School-Community Liaison may be able to help you or your family, please feel free to complete our School Social Work Services Form or print off downloadable form and turn it into your student’s counselor.  Once it is received, a School-Community Liaison will contact you.

Community Resource Guide

If you would like to contact a School-Community Liaison or know which liaison serves your school see their contact information below:

Stephanie VanDenBorn, Contact Information: stephanie.vandenborn@lsr7.net, (816) 986-1188

  • High School: Lee’s Summit
  • Middle School: Pleasant Lea
  • Elementaries: Lee’s Summit, Pleasant Lea, Sunset Valley, Prairie View, Highland Park, Woodland

LaShandra Shepard, Contact Information: lashandra.shepard@lsr7.net, (816) 986-3198

  • High School: Lee’s Summit North
  • Middle School: Bernard Campbell
  • Elementaries: Hazel Grove, Mason, Meadow Lane, Richardson, Underwood, Westview

Christine Cross, Contact Information: christine.cross@lsr7.net, (816) 986-1420

  • High School: Lee’s Summit West
  • Middle School: Summit Lakes
  • Elementaries: Greenwood, Hawthorn Hill, Longview Farm, Summit Pointe, Trailridge, Cedar Creek
  • Other: Miller Park

Damian Moses, Contact Information: damian.moses@lsr7.net, (816) 986-4129

  • Summit Ridge Academy
  • Hilltop

MaryBeth Panek, Contact Information: marybeth.panek@lsr7.net, (816) 986-2466

  • Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center: Parents as Teachers , Early Childhood Special Education , Title Preschool 

Jennifer Allen, Contact Information: jennifer.allen@lsr7.net, (816) 986-2496

  • Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center: Head Start

Tina Rambo-Faulkner, Contact Information: tina.rambofaulkner@lsr7.net, (816) 986-3033

  • High School: Lee’s Summit North


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