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The Counseling Department

Lesley MathesSchool Counselor for 6th grade team Ravens and all of 8th Grade :

Lesley MathesMrs. Lesley Mathes received her BA in teaching from the University of Northern Iowa.  Mrs. Mathes taught in the Park Hill School District for 4 years before earning her MA in Counseling and Guidance from University of Missouri-Kansas City and transitioning to a school counselor.  She also earned a MA in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.  In 2016 she earned her clinical license in counseling from the State of Missouri Division of Professional Registration.  Her passion is helping children and she truly values the opportunities she has to make a positive impact in our student's lives.  Mrs. Mathes is proud to be a part of the Lakeview Lynx family!



Mr. Chris Nutt
School Counselor for 6th grade team Falcons and all of 7th Grade :

Chris Nutt

This is Mr. Nutt's tenth year at Lakeview, but 17th year in the district where he has worked in various roles and buildings.  He has a passion for working with middle school students and loves to partner with parents to help them see their students reach college and career readiness.  He has a masters in counseling from the University of Central Missouri.


Twitter: @counselorLMS

Jill Hazell- School Social Worker:

Jill HazellThe mission of the Park Hill School Social Workers is to collaborate with students and families to provide interventions and access to support services in a respectful and dignified manner to empower students in order to achieve success in life. Jill came to Park Hill in 2013. Prior to that, Jill worked in the child abuse and neglect field as a child abuse investigator, forensic interviewer and director of a Child Advocacy Center in Kansas City. Jill has a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development from Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Jill served as a Field Instructor for 8 years and supervised BSW students and MSW students from Park University, University of Kansas, UMKC and UCM. During that time, Jill was nominated for the MARGO AWARDS for Outstanding Student Achievement in Field Education. In 2014, Jill was honored by the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney at the Platte County Annual Victim’s Rights breakfast and received the Ninth Annual Sara Andrasek Memorial Award for her work with victims of child abuse. Jill has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2008.