Resource Center

St. Elizabeth is one of the twelve diocesan inclusive education schools. We value the gifts and diversity we experience by welcoming all God’s children. Through our
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caring and knowledgeable Resource Center staff, we are able to support a variety of student needs in a Christ-centered, child-focused environment. 

About the Resource Center:
Our Resource Room was started in 2000 by Jen Moreland and Peggy VanDyke in hopes of providing students the support they needed to gain success in school. From its humble beginnings, the Resource Room grew into a Resource Center that includes a Reading Room, a Sensory Room and the main Resource Room for specialized instruction and meetings. The staff has gone from 1 to 5, to include a Special Educator, a Reading Specialist, and three full-time paraprofessionals. 

The Resource Center provides support for all teachers academically, behaviorally and organizationally as well as providing direct support for more than 65 students. The Resource Center also provides the whole school with Second Step classes. These lessons teach our students how to best learn, focus, manage emotions and solve problems.  It also teaches junior high students about bullying and drug prevention. 
In order to bring students the services they need, our Special Education Coordinator works with several outside agencies to bring Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Language Groups to our school. Agencies include Rockhurst University, Marian Hope and Speech and Language Solutions.

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It is with a heavy heart, that after 21 years at St. Elizabeth, we say farewell to our dear friend, Denise Quatman.  Denise was a 5th-grade teacher for most of her tenure at STE's and had a major impact on so many students, but has been our reading specialist for the last 5 years in the Resource Center.  She has literally changed the landscape of what the Resource Center has meant for our school. Thank you, Denise, for all your love, kindness, and intelligent approach to learning and teaching.  
You will be greatly missed!  Happy Retirement!  

STE Resource Center

KC Zoo’s new Nature Play area for Kids with Special Needs - opening in May

Thanks to everyone who came out to the FIRE Foundation golf tournament!  It was a great day for golf and raising money!

FIRE (Foundation for Inclusive Education)

St. Elizabeth Catholic School is one of twelve Diocesan schools that benefit from grants through the FIRE Foundation.  
What does that mean?  
Read more about FIRE.   


Thursday, June 14th - 7:00 PM
          at the Home of Rebecca & Trey Bowen
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Saturday, October 20th – 6:00 PM
FIREBall Gala – Arrowhead Stadium

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From Mrs. Moreland:

Hi Parents and Teachers!  

Thanks for visiting our webpage.  Consider this a place where you can find and submit resources that will help and guide everyone. From workshops to apps to grants to strategies, we plan to put whatever "good stuff" we find on the list below.  So visit often!

Please e-mail Mrs. Moreland,, with your suggestions for great resources.
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