College and Career Readiness Coach

Phone: 273-1039


Degrees and Certifications:

Mykila Christopher

I am a proud graduate of Tates Creek High School myself. I went on to pursue my bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Family Studies and I am currently working on my master’s degree at the University of The Cumberlands. Most of my professional experience consists of me working with adolescents. It is truly something that I enjoy and I do believe it is my passion. 






Family Resource Youth Service Center Coordinator

Phone: (859) 273-1039


Degrees and Certifications:

Andrea Covarubbias

Latino Family & Community Liaison/ Enlace Latina de Familia y Comunidad

Phone: (859) 381-3620 ext. 58167


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts- Student Personnel Services in Higher Education- Eastern Kentucky University Bachelors of Social Work- University of Kentucky Associate of Arts- Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Gaby Baca

Buenas, my name is Gaby Baca and I am the Latino Family and Community Liaison. I am so excited to start this role and serve our TCHS community.

In this role, I will serve as a bilingual campus resource to connect Latino students and their families to school and community resources. As a first generation student and daughter of immigrants, I recognize navigating the educational system comes with various barriers. My hope is to be that connector to help the next generation of students accomplish their educational goals.


Buenas, mi nombre es Gaby Baca y soy la Enlace Latina de Familia y la Comunidad. Estoy muy emocionada de comenzar este trabajo y servir a la comunidad de TCHS.

En esta función, serviré como un recurso bilingüe para conectar a los estudiantes latinos y sus familias con los recursos de la escuela y la comunidad. Como estudiante de primera generación e hija de inmigrantes, reconozco que navegar por el sistema educativo conlleva varias barreras. Mi esperanza es ser la conexión para ayudar a la próxima generación de estudiantes lograr sus objetivos educativos.

Mental Health Specialist

Phone: 859 381 3620 Ext 58036


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts in Communication (University of Louisville) Masters of Social Work (Asbury University) License of Social Work, Certified Social Worker - 2019

Kevin Vereen

Hi! I am Kevin Vereen, your Mental Health Specialist! I have worked in the school system for the past three years at various elementary schools and am excited to be a part of TCHS! I am a Tates Creek graduate of 2008! I have a passion for working with youth and providing them with the tools they need to be successful in life and guide them through school with the mental health support that they need. I belive that mental health is just as important as physical health for students to be successful in the classroom. Please fill out the refferal forms below if you would like for me to speak with you!

Parent/Guardian Mental Health Referral Form

Student Self-Referral Form

Social Worker



Degrees and Certifications:

School Social Work Certification Masters of Social Work-University of Kentucky Bachelors of Social Work-Eastern Kentucky University

Temicula Allen

I started as the School Social Worker at Tates Creek in February 2018, after spending the previous 16 years working in elementary schools in Fayette County.  I spent 12 of those years at Lansdowne Elementary and love seeing some of my former students here at Creek.   I enjoy meeting new people and visiting new places, reading and spending time with my family.

As the teachers focus on academics, my role in the school is to work with school staff, students, families, and community agencies to identify anything that could be impacting student’s success. Once those causes are identified, I then assist in removing or reducing those barriers to academic achievement by focusing on the emotional, behavioral, and social influences that affect a student’s learning in school. This can be achieved by parent meetings, group or individual sessions and/or teacher conferences.