College and Career Readiness Coach

Phone: 381-3634


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science in Higher Education, University of Kentucky Master of Arts in Journalism, The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts in English/Education, Kentucky State University

Charliese Lewis

Charliese Brown Lewis has dedicated her 20-year career to improving education access and opportunity in Kentucky.  Ms. Lewis worked as the Coordinator for School Improvement Services, Advising and Assessment for more than three years for GEAR UP Kentucky at the Council on Postsecondary Education. While at GEAR UP, Lewis served as the coordinator for the GUK School Counseling and Advising Institute in support of The White House Reach Higher Initiative to bridge gaps between high school counseling and postsecondary advising practices. Additionally, she served as the founding Project Director for the Student Support Services Program at Berea College. She was employed as an Education Consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education, serving as the State Director for the Migrant Education Program and a statewide workshop facilitator in the area of culturally responsive teaching and instructional equity for schools and districts.  For seven years, she served as a State Specialist for Communications for the Kentucky State University (KSU) Land Grant Program and Office of External Relations and Development.  In this role, she was chosen as a 4-H Youth Development Fellow for the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. She has been employed as an adjunct instructor for Berea College, KSU, Georgetown College and American National University. Currently, she serves as the College and Career Readiness Coach at Tates Creek High School for Fayette County Public Schools.  She is also a certified trainer for the Gurian Institute, a member of the United Way of the Bluegrass Education Impact Council, and an Urban League of Lexington LIFT Conference planning team member. 

Students can now access the Class of 2020 Next Steps for College Preparation PowerPoint and the College and Career Success Google Classroom with code mnu3hso. Contact Mrs. Lewis for assistance.


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. 

Youth Service Center Coordinator

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. 

As the Youth Service Center Coordinator at TCHS my job is to help improve students' chances of succeeding academically by assisting them and their families with finding resources in the community to help with their needs. The goal of the Youth Service Center is to help eliminate barriers that students and families may have at home that could interfere with their academics. Whether it's food, clothing, resources etc. I really enjoy being able to assist the students and families of TCHS. Please do not hesitate to ask for anything.