• BMMS Mental Health Team and Support Staff

     (Office Hours: 7:30 to 3:30 pm during regular school hours)

     Would you like to speak with a member of the team? Fill out our Student Referral Form! 

    Student Service Referral Form Link


    2023 - 2024 STAFF

    Alexis Gonzales, School Counselor (Last names A-K):  agonzale@usd497.org, 785-330-2625

    Rebecca Byers, School Counselor (Last names L-Z):  rebecca.byers@usd497.org, 785-330-1870


    • Tier 2 mental health support - individual and/or group counseling
    • 5th to 6th and 8th to 9th-grade transition
    • New student tour and building schedules
    • School and community resources
    • Bullying and suicide prevention, digital citizenship, and other student mental health concerns 


    Rebecca Lyles, Registrar:  rlyles@usd497.org, 785-330-2536


    • Keeps student records
    • Manages enrollment, PowerSchool access, and Turancy


    Diane McGee, School Psychologist:  dmcgee@usd497.org, 785-330-1892


    • Assist families and staff in navigating Special Education Process (Referrals, Evaluations, and Support)
    • Administers and interpret psychological assessments
    • Collaborates with grade-level teams to effectively implement the GEI (General Education Intervention) process
    • Improves school-wide systems to promote positive behavior and mental health


    Sunny Pippert, Social Worker:  sandra.pippert@usd497.org, 785-330-1756


    • Provides Tier 3 mental health support (including social work services on IEPs)
    • Homeless Liaison for BMMS
    • Accessing community resources to assist families
    • Social worker for specialized classrooms 


    Rose Murray, WRAP Specialist:  rmurray@usd497.org, 785-330-4574


    • Tier 2 and 3 mental health support - individual and/or group counseling
    • Assist in behavior intervention plans and support
    • Liaison to Bert Nash or other mental health agencies, including medication referrals, mental health evaluations, or referrals 


     Eva McCray, Student Support Facilitator, ISS:  eva.mccrary@usd497.org, 785-330-2558