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Mr. Kevin Floress | Counselor H-O

EDUCATION

Indiana University (Bloomington) – M.S., Ed (Counseling and Counselor Education)
Central Michigan University – B.S. in Business Admin. (Major: Human Resource Management, Minor: Finance)
Jacobs High School – Algonquin, IL

EXPERIENCE

Mahomet Seymour High School (Mahomet, IL) – School Counselor (2019 – Present)
Urbana High School (Urbana, IL) – School Counselor (2011-2019)
Paxton-Buckley Loda High School (Paxton, IL) – School Counselor (2010-2011)
Millard South High School (Omaha, NE) – School Counselor (2006-2010)

INTERESTS

Mr. Floress enjoys all aspects of being a school counselor with a special interest in helping young people to explore their options for after high school (College/Career planning). Mr. Floress values spending time with his family (and English Labrador, “Riggs”) and participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. Mr. Floress also enjoys weight lifting and has a strong passion for his favorite sports teams: The Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks.

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Mr. Neal Garrison | Counselor P-Z

EDUCATION

Eastern Illinois University - M.S., Ed. (Educational Psychology and Guidance)
Eastern Illinois University - B.A. (Mathematics)
St. Joseph-Ogden High School - St. Joseph, IL

EXPERIENCE

Mahomet-Seymour High School (Mahomet, IL) - Counselor (2002-Present)
Catlin High School (Catlin, IL) - Counselor (1999-2002)
Fisher High School (Fisher, IL) - K-12 Counselor (1998-1999)
Eastern Illinois University - Academic Advisor (1997-1999)

INTERESTS

Mr. Garrison enjoys running and spending time with his wife Amber, son Grant, and spinone italiano Murphy.

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Ms. Heather Johnson | Social Worker

EDUCATION

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana (M.S. Social Work)
University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana (B.S. Psychology)
Grayslake Central High School - Grayslake, IL

EXPERIENCE

Mahomet-Seymour School District: High School, Junior High, ATLAS, Alternative Education (Mahomet, IL)
Regional Champaign County Special Education Cooperative (Champaign, Tolono, Homer, Broadlands IL)
Vermilion Association for Special Education: Middlefork Alternative and Rossville-Alvin School District (Danville & Rossville, IL)
Urbana School District: Dr. Preston Williams and Early Childhood School (Urbana, IL)
Courage Connection: Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelter (Champaign-Urbana, IL)

INTERESTS

Ms. Johnson has wanted to be a social worker since she can remember. She lives social justice in her professional as well as her personal life. Her career passions involve working with students on the Autism Spectrum and their families. She also has experience and loves problem solving and team working intensive emotional and behavioral concerns. Heather has worked professionally with families in crisis for nearly a decade and is always excited to share research and resources with anyone looking for some! She lives in Champaign with her dog, Kopi, and her two cats, Ginger and Carson. She likes to think of herself as an artist, but is probably more likely a hobbiest crafter.

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Mr. Tim Lybarger | Counselor A-G

EDUCATION

Eastern Illinois University - M.S., Ed. (School Counseling)
Eastern Illinois University - B.A. (History), Minor in Cultural Anthropology
Salem Community High School - Salem, IL

EXPERIENCE

Mahomet-Seymour High School (Mahomet, IL) - Counselor (2003-Present)
Marshall High School (Marshall, IL) - Counselor/Social Studies Teacher (2001-2003)

INTERESTS

Mr. Lybarger is an avid fan of the 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs....and the New York Knicks. He enjoys listening to folk music and old-school hip-hop and is considered one of the world's leading experts on Fred Rogers and the history of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (really). He loves spending time with his three children and their lively labrador retriever, Dutch.

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Mrs. Kris Parker | Psychologist

EDUCATION

Eastern Illinois University - SSP Specialist School Psychology
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - BS Psychology
Maine Township High School West - Des Plaines IL

EXPERIENCE

Mahomet Seymour High School & Junior High- School Psychologist (2018 - Present)
Urbana School District 116 (Urbana Middle School, Wiley Elementary, Thomas Paine Elementary, Yankee Ridge Elementary), School Psychologist 2001-2018
Mahomet Seymour High School and Lincoln Trail Elementary - School Psychologist 1998-2001
Tri-County Special Education Cooperative - School Psychologist 1997-1998

INTERESTS

Mrs. Parker loves being a school psychologist. She enjoys working with students, teachers, and families to provide supports to ensure student success. Mrs. Parker has a special interest in working with students on the Autism Spectrum. Mrs. Parker enjoys swimming, jeeping, horseback riding, and camping with her husband (Rob) and two kids. Mrs. Parker enjoys spending time with friends and family, and supporting her daughter and son in their various activities (Scouts, Marching Band, Chorus, Church Youth Group, Robotics club, and Archery club). She is also a die-hard Cubs fan.

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Mrs. Amy Shore | Registrar

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Mrs. Rachel Simmons | Social Worker

EDUCATION

University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) - M.S., School Social Work
Eastern Illinois University - B.S. in Sociology, Minor: Psychology
Central High School - Champaign, IL

EXPERIENCE

Mahomet Seymour High School (Mahomet, IL) - School Social Worker (2019– Present)
The READY Program (Champaign, IL) - School Social Worker (2008-2019)
Champaign Unit 4 Schools, Columbia Center (Champaign, IL) - School Social Worker/Transition Coordinator (2006-2008)

INTERESTS

Mrs. Simmons loves being a school social worker. She enjoys meeting students and helping with any needs that arise. In Mrs. Simmons' free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, children and husky named Sophie. She's always up for a good book recommendation or a long walk chatting with a friend. Mrs. Simmons favorite time of year is the Spring as a reminder of how beautiful change can be.

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