Meet the Team

Larkin Fales, Social WorkerLarkin Fales

My name is Larkin Fales and I am a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW). I obtained my undergrad degree from Bethany College and completed my graduate studies at KU. I am coming from several years experience at KVC in foster care and family preservation and a few years experience at Basehor-Linwood/Tonganoxie school district. I have experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic status and these jobs prepared me to be able to serve the Spring Hill school district well.

As a school social worker, I support students with their social emotional needs, provide resources to families, support teachers and staff in utilizing effective strengths-based strategies for behavior management, provide education on the negative effects of trauma and how to be trauma informed, and create supportive, long lasting relationships with students, staff, and families.

I will be serving Spring Hill Early Learning Academy, Spring Hill Elementary School, Wolf Creek Elementary School, Woodland Spring Middle School, and Spring Hill Middle School, and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing and wonderful district!

Amie Mikhael, Student Social Support Advocate 

My name is Amie Mikhael and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Masters Addiction Counselor (LMAC). I obtained my bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed my master’s in clinical mental health counseling at MNU. I started my career working at Kids TLC in Olathe within the residential facility. I transitioned from there to the outpatient setting, working at Johnson County Mental Health with children and families. I then began working in the residential setting again with the Adolescent Center for Treatment. My time working in these settings has provided me with a wealth of experience and has inspired me to move in a direction to provide support for those within the school setting.

I am so excited to be joining such a welcoming and wonderful school district! As the Student Social Support Advocate, you will likely catch me around Spring Hill High School, as well as within Prairie Creek, Dayton Creek, and Timber Sage elementary schools. I am here to learn about and support students with their individualized social emotional needs. In addition to this, I am here to support and provide resources/ideas for and work collaboratively with families, teachers, staff, and any others involved in the students support system. I hope to share creative ideas for how to manage and cope with emotions effectively within the school, provide education and resources on mental health and substance use, and, overall, to be a safe and supportive person for those in need. I look forward to meeting you all and to become a part of USD 230!