• BMMS Student Service and Mental Health Staff:

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

    Kristen Kircher (Last names A-L), School Counselor: kkircher@usd497.org, 785-330-2497

    Rebecca Byers, (Last names M-Z) School Counselor: rebecca.byers@usd497.org 

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

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

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

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

    • Provides Tier 3 mental health support (including social work services on IEPs)
    • Homeless Liason 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 

    Steven Bolin, School Psychology Intern, steven.bolin@usd497.org

    • Administers and interpret psychological assessments
    • Assist families and staff in navigating special education processes
    • Collaborates with grade-level teams to effectively implement GEI process
    • Improves school-wide systems to promote positive behavior and mental health