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Due to the recent closures of COVID 19 because of health concerns, the Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center office will be closed to the public until further notice. If you need assistance during business hours please contact the NKESC switchboard 785-672-3125.
Today, August, 14, 2020, we have received communication from a couple staff members who have family living in their home who have tested positive for COVID-19. Please self-monitor and practice social distancing. Effective immediately masks are required in the common areas of the NKESC building.


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.





Current Employment Applications: (select link to view more information)

Special Education Paraprofessional-Healy

Special Education Paraprofessional-Oakley

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Weskan

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional-(Goodland)

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional-(Oberlin)

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional-(St. Francis)

Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional-(Colby)

Head Start Paraprofessional/Case Manager-Graham County (Hill City)

Head Start Paraprofessional/Case Manager-Thomas County (Colby)

Head Start Paraprofessional/Case Manager-Trego County (Wakeeney)

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Sharon Springs

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Quinter

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Monument

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Oakley

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Wheatland

Early Head Start Home Visitor/Case Manager

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Grinnell

Speech/Language Paraprofessional-Oakley

Interrelated Special Education Teacher 2020-2021 School Year-Goodland

Interrelated Special Education Teacher 2020-2021 School Year-Hoxie

Interrelated Special Education Teacher 2020-2021 School Year-Grinnell

Interrelated Special Education Teacher 2020-2021 School Year-Oberlin

Low Incidence Special Education Teacher

Interrelated Paraprofessional-Hill City


Speech/Language Pathologist-St. Francis

Speech/Language Pathologist-Bird City

Speech/Language Pathologist-Hill City

Migrant Education Academic Service Provider

Migrant Education Recruiter

Media Support Assistant-Educational Materials & Library Clerk