Evan Linville - Child Therapist

Evan Linville - Child Therapist

Evan Linville is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and serves as a counselor and member of the CARE Team at Gordon Parks Elementary School. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Truman State University and his Masters of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Kansas City . Evan worked previously at Operation Breakthrough as a Child Therapist, where he focused on attachment work and facilitating therapy for children and families who have experienced trauma. He and his wife, Sally, enjoy being outside, making art, and going on road trips.

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Mica Weaver - Family and Community Engagement

Mica Weaver - Family and Community Engagement

Mica Weaver was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. She has spent the last 13 years serving this community in the area of social work and community support. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Lincoln University and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. She has worked with such community agencies as Swope Health Services, The Family Conservancy and the Division of Family Services.

She enjoys traveling and spending time her family.

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Michael Carroll - Behavioral Interventionist

Michael Carroll - Behavioral Interventionist

“Michael Carroll, affectionally known as Mr. Mike, is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Having graduated from Mount Mercy University with a BA in Theatre and a BS in Psychology, he used his skills to teach theatre to children and adults for 24 years. In many settings, he worked with groups diagnosed with various forms of mental and physical illnesses. Through his adventures in teaching, he has seen the amazing growth of confidence, creativity, emotional intelligence, and empathy. Most recently he was the Theatre Teacher at Academy for Integrated Arts.

Mr. Mike is very grateful to be a Behavior Interventionist at Gordon Parks. The children are greatly respected by the staff and the staff clearly respect one another. It is in a loving and caring community that children feel safe and are free to learn and become their best potential self.

In his spare time, Mr. Mike can be found laughing with his husband and his dogs Baxter and Harvey. Laughter is a resource that should be used frequently.”

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Ann Fontes - Behavior Interventionist

Ann Fontes - Behavior Interventionist

Ann Fontes serves as Behavior Interventionist, responding to students in need of intervention and support in both the focus room and in classrooms.  Mrs. Fontes completed her undergraduate degree at San Francisco State University, where she began her professional career working as a legal assistant.   She soon found herself drawn to serve the children and families within her local community, and transitioned to teach Head Start.  She has educated children in a range of environments including, enrichment, early childhood, and special education at Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas. Mrs. Fontes lives in Roeland Park, Kansas with her husband and three sons.

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