Meet the Team

Ms. Fiess - Gifted & Talented Counselor

Hello! I am Lisa Fiess and I joined the Jefferson County Gifted and Talented Department seven years ago as a GT social emotional learning counselor, with the goal of supporting the affective needs of our gifted learners. I currently split my time between two GT Center programs: Ken Caryl MS and Kendrick Lakes ES, where I proactively counsel students and am a resource for staff and parents. I will be at KCMS on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the 2021-2022 school year. I am excited to be a part of the KCMS counseling team and look forward to supporting out giftet students through their middle school years. When I am not at one of my three schools, you can find me hiking in the mountains or on the sidelines at a sporting event for two kids of my own.
 
Voicemail: 303-982-6345

Email: Lisa.Fiess@jeffco.k12.co.us 

Lisa Fiess 

Ms. Ourganian - 6th Grade Counselor

My name is Janell Ourganian and I will be the 6th grade counselor this year. I am a Colorado native and grew up in the Littleton area. I attended Colorado State University where I met my husband of 18 years. We have two sons, one is 16 and the other is 7. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and being out in the sun. I have worked for Jeffco for 15 years as a middle school counselor and I look forward to empowering, supporting, and guiding your student through their middle school experience.    

Voicemail: 303-982-4333

Email: Janell.Ourganian@jeffco.k12.co.us

Ms. Ourganian

Ms. McKerley- Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Hello Ken Caryl Community! My name is Jessie McKerley, and I am the Social-Emotional Learning Specialist at KCMS. in mypast life, I was an 8th Grade English teacher here at Ken Caryl since 2014. I took some time off to be with my two littles (I have a 4 year old, and a 1 year old), and I am excited to be back in my new role. My teaching degree is from Metropolitan State Universit, and I will be graduateing with my Masters in School Counseling in May of 2022 from UC Denver. In my free time, I enjoy being with family and traveling to places where I can relax and swim, such as the Gaylord or Glenwood! I look forward to helping your children grow in their social-emotional needs this school year! 

Voicemail: 303-982-9009

Email:  Jessie.McKerley@jeffco.k12.co.us

Jessie McKerley

Ms. Terrell - 7th Grade Counselor

Hello! I am the 7th grade counselor and I could not be happier to be working at KCMS! I came from an online school where I worked with high school students. I have been in the middle school for the past 3 years, and I am loving it. I have been a school counselor for eleven years now and I believe strongly in the work that I do to help raise and support my students to reach their highest selves. At home I stay busy with two children of my own and three pets; never a dull moment. For fun I love to swim, sing, cook, garden, read, and anything that puts me near the ocean! Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime should questions or concerns arise. I very much look forward to working with you and your student this year. 

Voicemail: 303-982-4658

Email: Jessica.Terrell@jeffco.k12.co.us
Ms. Terrell

Ms. Van Hook - 8th Grade Counselor

Hi Spartans! My name is Olivia Van Hook and I am the 8th grade counselor. Before entering the counseling world, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at Kansas State University, and then came back to my home state to pursue my Master's Degree in School Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time in the mountains, traveling to visit friends, and playing recreational sports. I am always looking to learn something new whether that is a new skills, a new fact, or a new perspective. I am thrilled to be a part of the KCMS team and I look forward to supporting students academically and socially through middle school. 

Voicemail: 303-982-4651

Email: Olivia.VanHook@jeffco.k12.co.us

Ms. Van Hook

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