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 or call 303-465-7621 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 23 years, 18 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!

Amanda Parsons, School Social Worker
Hello, my name is Amanda Parsons and I am the School Social Worker.  I previously worked as an individual and family therapist in residential treatment for 6 years before taking the job at JA in August 2019.  I have a BA in Sociology and Human Services from Fort Lewis College and an MA in Social Work with a focus on family systems from the University of Denver.  My role is to provide social and emotional support to students and families.  I'm excited to get to know and work with the JA community!  Feel free to reach out to me via email, or on my direct line 303-465-7691.  
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