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ANW Special Education Cooperative

Providing Services for Children with special education needs in Allen, Anderson, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties


Anticipated Openings for 2022/2023

Classified Staff Openings

Bus Aide                                                       JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

Instructional Paraprofessional I (Medium Work)    JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

Instructional Paraprofessional II (Heavy Work)      JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY



Licensed Staff Openings

High Incidence Instructor            JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

Low Incidence Instructor             JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

Occupational Therapist                JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

Physical Therapist                      JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

School Nurse                             JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

School Psychologist                     JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

School Social Worker                   JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY

Speech / Language Pathologist    JOB DESCRIPTION  ---  APPLY





ANW History:

Organization of the ANW Cooperative began September 9, 1971. The first year of operation was in 1972 when it served 155 students. Today, the cooperative serves over 1000 students in Allen, Anderson, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties, in eight school districts and 37 attendance centers.

ANW employs approximately 400 plus upbeat and energetic teachers, support staff, and administration that have students as our number on priority. The Coop is an interlocal school district with its own Board of Directors.

ANW's Mission:

It is the mission of the ANW Special Education Coop to provide quality programs and services for the disabled students in our eight participation districts in a manner that utilizes highly qualified staff, specialized instruction, and up to date technology in an equitable manner that provides all of our students with the ability to achieve state and local standards and thus be ready to successfully enter the adult world of their choice.

ANW has a firm and unwavering belief that all children have value and must be cherished. We will work cooperatively toward our goal of establishing and maintaining approved classes related services for all exceptional children. While in pursuit of this basic goal, each participating district will function as a full and equal partner regardless of size. We believe special education cannot and should not be developed separate and apart from regular education, and school improvement of any kind must be a cooperative effort between the personnel of the local district and the staff of the helping agency.


Services Provided:

Individualized Education Programs for:

  • Speech/Language Impaired
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Physically Handicapped
  • Learning Disabled
  • Behavior Disordered/Emotionally Disturbed
  • Autism
  • Visually Impaired/Blind
  • Hearing Impaired/Deaf
  • Severely Multiply Handicapped
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Intellectually Gifted
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Other Health Impaired

Related Services:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • School Social Worker
  • School Psychologist
  • Vocational Training/Programs
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • Behavior Intervention Specialist


Eligibility Requirements:

Any student of preschool age, 3-5 years, through age 21, who is developmentally delayed, handicapped or those with special needs and can meet the eligibility requirements determined by a comprehensive evaluation are eligible for services based on local, state and federal guidelines and regulations.


All services provided by ANW Education Cooperative are available at no cost to parents whose children meet eligibility requirements.


Come Grow With Us:

ANW provides opportunities for training and growth, along with administrative and peer support!

Key Offerings:

  • Forgivable loan to further education.
  • 10 discretionary days.
  • New teacher training and mentoring program.
  • Section 125


How Can ANW Help You?

The ANW Cooperative has provided services to special needs students for over four decades. Our purpose is to provide the latest restrictive learning environment for disabled students and to ensure that they are ready to enter the adult world in a manner that will provide for their continued success and quality of life.



The ANW Education Cooperative does not discriminate on the bases of sex, race, color, national origin, handicap, or age in admission or access to, or treatment in its programs or activities. ANW Education Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any questions regarding the Cooperative compliance can be directed to the Director who can be reached at 620-473-2257, 710 Bridge Street, Humboldt, KS 66748.