Your Lefler Counseling Staff

WE ARE schooL clinicians that work with all studEnts, school staff, Families, and members of the community as an integral part of the education program.  School counseling programs promote schooL success through a focus on academic achievement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy, and social/Emotional ad careeR development (American School Counselor Association).

School Counselors

The Lincoln Public Schools Counseling Program provides a comprehensive, developmental program that addresses academic, career and personal/social development.  School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement.  In partnership with other educators, parents and the community, school counselors work to ensure that all students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.


Richelle Dowding
8th Grade Counselor

Jenny Mercer
7th Grade Counselor

JoLynn Sturek
6th Grade Counselor


School Registrar

Counseling Registrar
Carri Ball

Carri Ball has been the Lefler Middle School Registrar since November, 2002.  In addition to being the School Registrar, Carri is also the Gradebook Manager (Synergy), Special Ed. Secretary, and continuously aids the administrators, counselors, social worker, therapist, and teachers as needed.

School Social Worker

Allyson Headrick, LCSW
Social Worker

Allyson Headrick is a licensed School Social Worker for Lincoln Public Schools who works to strengthen bonds between the student, home, community, and school.  Her weekly schedule is listed below:

Monday: Holmes 402-436-1143 (x36314)  
Tuesday: Lefler 402-436-1215 (x74608)                           Wednesday: Lefler
Thursday: Holmes
Friday: Lefler

For more information about LPS Social Worker services, click here.

School Therapist

Stacy Stenka, MSEd., LMHP
Mental Health Therapist

Stacy Stenka is a licensed community Mental Health Therapist who provides individual and family counseling.  Stacy will be at Lefler on Thursdays and Fridays and Holmes Elementary School on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Stacy also works at the Family Service Association on Wednesdays.

For more information about the Family Service Association, click here.