Student Support Services

Kyrie Adams and her family
Kyrie Adams, School Counselor
Hello! My name is Kyrie Adams and I'm the School Counselor. Originally from New York, I taught in the greater D.C. area for 7 years and then moved to Colorado to complete my graduate program. In August 2010, I joined the JA staff. I have a BS in Secondary Education from Liberty University and a MA in School and Community Counseling from Denver Seminary. I also hold credentials as a Special Services Provider (SSP) in schools, National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in adolescent, adult, and family therapy. I am looking forward to another year working with students, parents and teachers to make the year successful and fun for your student.  Please email me at  with any questions or concerns that you may have. I am here for the needs of students and parents. 

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Mary Beth Mellott, Post-Secondary Advisor

Hello, my name is Mary Beth Mellott and I am the Post-Secondary Advisor. I have been a counselor for the past 22 years, 17 of which have been at Jefferson Academy. I hold a BS from Colorado State University (Go RAMS!) and a MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. I am here to help students with their academics, college admissions, personal/social issues and career planning. My preferred method of communication is email, . I look forward to working with students and parents this year!

Lisa Oths, School Social Worker
​ Lisa photoHello! My name is Lisa Oths and I am the School Social Worker. I am ready to help students and families with all things related to emotional and behavioral health. I joined the JA team in 2016 and truly love working with our students who know me mostly as “Ms. O.” I was born and raised in Kansas then relocated to New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and finally Colorado where I plan to remain and “grow roots.” I practiced clinical social work in each of these states. I attended Wichita State University’s graduate program for my MA in Social Work. I am licensed as a social worker in the state of Colorado in addition to carrying a Special Services License for school social work. I am currently completing my clinical clock hours to obtain my LCSW and look forward to a wonderful school year at JA.  Please email me, for anything I can help you with.
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