College and Career Readiness Coach

 Charliese Lewis

Phone: 381-3634

Email:

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.

 

Mental Health Specialist

 Tamara Jones

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Education (University of Kentucky) Master of Arts in Education (Eastern Kentucky University)

Tamara Jones

I’m a proud graduate of Bryan Station High School, where I also taught mathematics for 14 years! I love teaching and working with students, which is what led me to school counseling. After a brief time as a school counselor, I was led here to Tates Creek High School as the Mental Health Specialist, which I’m thrilled about. I do have roots here, as my father was a basketball star and graduate of Tates Creek High. Working with students is my passion, and being able to help them beyond the classroom is my mission through mental health services. A healthy mind the greatest treasure to find!

 

Parent/Guardian Mental Health Referral Form

Student Self-Referral Form

Social Worker

 Temicula Allen

Phone:

Email:

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

 Mykila Christopher

Phone: 273-1039

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mykila Christopher