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NKESC Business Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


About Us:

The Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center (NKESC) is located at:  703 West Second Street, Oakley, KS, 67748.  The phone number is (785)  672-3125, the fax number is (785)  672-3175.  

NKESC Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Dan Thornton, Executive Director,  Kathy Kersenbrock-Ostmeyer, Director of Special Education, Amy Ricker,  Assistant Director of Special Education, Shelby Hubert, Director of Head Start.




Scholarships are available at the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center.  Scholarship applications are considered annually for those pursuing an educational license.  We would like to thank  Dane G. Hansen for their scholarship support.

Early Childhood Social Worker

Extended School Year 2022

Sherman County Early Childhood Center Paraprofessional

Special Education Paraprofessional-Hill City

Special Education Paraprofessional-Hoxie

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Interpreter

Early Head Start Home Visitor/Case Manager

Special Education Secretary (Full-Time School Support Secretary)

Migrant Academic Service Provider

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional-Goodland

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional-Colby

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional-Oberlin

Head Start Paraprofessional/Case Manager-Norton

Special Education Paraprofessional-Cheylin

Special Education Paraprofessional-Wheatland

Head Start Paraprofessional-Thomas County/Colby

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Special Education Paraprofessional-Quinter

Speech Language Pathologist

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Head Start Paraprofessional/Case Manager Graham County/Hill City

Gifted Education Consultant (Facilitator)

Sherman County Preschool-Head Start Teacher/Case Manager 2021-2022 School Year

Special Education Paraprofessional-Oberlin

Special Education Teacher

Special Education Paraprofessional-Monument

Emotional-Behavior Disorder Consultant

Special Education Paraprofessional-Grinnell

School Psychologist