Phone: 785-330-1813


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education (emphasis in special education with a reading minor) Master of Arts in Education

Mrs. Patricia Cottrell

I am pleased be a part of the West Middle School Staff. This has been my school home since 2008. The ten years previous to that I was at Schwegler Elementary as a resource teacher. I am currently one of two special education teachers for the sixth grade level and work with  the core teachers on Team Lightning.
 As the resource teacher, I am the case manager for students with IEPs. I work with those students to help them meet the goals written on their individual education plans. In addition to that, I work alongside the core teachers to support student learning in the classroom. I believe that all students can learn and will work to help them achieve their potential.