Counselor's Corner

Amanda Shanks


Amanda Shanks, Counselor
(816) 359-5874

e-mail Mrs. Shanks @ or visit

Elementary School Counselors assist students in developing the necessary skills and attitudes to be successful learners.  We emphasize to students that the classroom is their first workplace and that communication, decision-making interpersonal relationships and career awareness are important for success in school and life.  

List of resources on Mental Health and Healthy Living webpage

Debbie Landis, School Social Worker
(816) 359-6784

Resource Checklist
There are a number of resources available to help Renner families. If your family could benefit from one of the following resources, please contact Amanda or Debbie.
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Program
  • Park Hill Clothing Closet
  • Health Insurance Application/Information
  • Operation School Bell
  • Miles of Smiles Dental Van
  • Support Groups
  • Individual Support
  • Holiday Assistance
  • Preschool Programs
  • School Attendance
  • Flu Vaccines

Park Hill Friends
Renner students have the opportunity to participate in this school-based mentoring program. Volunteers are caring adult role models from the community who volunteer with young people to help them achieve success both academically and socially.

If you would like to be a Park Hill Friend volunteer, you can contact Matthew Kenwright at Central Office 359-6739. If you feel your child would benefit from having a Park Hill Friend, please contact Amanda Shanks or Debbie Landis at Renner.

Miles of Smiles
A recent study pointed to dental care as the most prevalent unmet health need among Amercan Children. Renner is fortunate to extend the opportunity for students to receive dental services provided by Miles of Smiles portable Dental Program. If your family is interested in this free service and meet financial guidelines, please contact Debbie Landis and she will be happy to send you further information and answer any questions you might have. You will need to contact Mrs. Landis yearly.