Counselor's Corner

Amanda Hartegan

Amanda Hartegan, Counselor
(816) 359-5671 

Amanda comes to the Park Hill School District with a Bachelor's Degree and license in Social Work from the University of Kansas (2013), a Master's Degree in Counseling-specified in school counseling (2018), as well as a Certificate in Play Therapy from MidAmerica Nazarene University (2018) and is recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor through the NBCC. Amanda is working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Kansas.

Amanda began working in Park Hill in the spring of 2018, as a long-term substitute counselor at Chinn Elementary. During her time there, she accepted a position at Renner Elementary starting in the fall of 2018.

Personal Message
As a Professional School Counselor, I strive to empower students to maximize their potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents, and community members, school counselors support the educational system to ensure all students are prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful, responsible and lifelong learners in a ever-changing society.

It is an honor and privilege to walk the journey of social, emotional, academic and personal growth with the students in the Park Hill School District.

More information  
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

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 Hartegan or Tara Davis (Social Worker). 

  • 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