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Student Services


By advocating for ALL students, the Student Services Center at Lakeview Middle School strives to create positive and impacting relationships with students. In partnership with parents, teachers, and students, we will explore each child’s academic, personal/social, and career development. We will do our best to acknowledge, validate, and support each child to achieve his/her goals.


The Lakeview Student Services Center values each and every student. It is our intention to convey to each student that WE CARE and THEY MATTER.

Social Worker: Jill Hazell

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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.

Counselor: Ally Swisher

School Counselor for last names M-Z

Mrs. Ally Swisher joined the Park Hill family in 2019. Prior to being at Lakeview, she was the counselor at Prairie Point Elementary for four years and taught middle school ELA for eight years in the North Kansas City School District. She earned her BA in Elementary Education from Wichita State University, her MA Degree in Education from Fort Hays State, and her MS in School Counseling from Emporia State University. Mrs. Swisher has her PLPC and is currently working towards her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). PLPCs (Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors) are individuals who are provisionally licensed to provide Mental Health Counseling and Psychotherapy Services to the public under the active supervision of a Board-Approved Supervisor while working toward independent licensure.  Within the school setting, Mrs. Swisher will only utilize counseling techniques that fall under the scope of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program.

Mrs. Swisher’s passion is connecting with, encouraging, and empowering children to understand and experience their true worth, and to thrive emotionally, academically, and socially. When Mrs. Swisher is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Her favorite activities are being outdoors, playing sports, trying new foods, and watching K-State sports and the Green Bay Packers. Mrs. Swisher is so excited and proud to be a Lakeview Lynx!

Counselor: Lesley Mathes

School counselor for last names A-L. 

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Mrs. 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!


A number of resources exist to help Park Hill School District families. If your family could benefit from additional resources, please fill out the Confidential Resource Checklist.

All information received and any service provided is kept strictly confidential. By submitting this form, you give Jill permission to contact you and to provide referrals to community resources.

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Jill Hazell
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Ally Swisher

Lesley Mathes

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