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Meet Our Staff

Student Services Staff

Mrs. Olivia Higgins

This is my third year as a counselor! I have loved my time here at Mill Creek so far and I am looking forward to all the memories to be made! Before this year, I was a 7th grade math teacher for 5 years, what can I say, I LOVE middle school! I graduated from Pittsburg State in 2016 where I met my husband, Boston. We have been married for 4 years and we have a 2 year old daughter, Maya. We also have a boxer named Tyson. I am so excited to be a part of the MCMS family!

A few of my favorites....

TV show: Gilmore Girls

Movie: Any of the Harry Potter movies!

Restaurant: Chick-fil-a

Food: Popcorn and chocolate!

Color: Green

Sport: Volleyball

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Mrs. Suzanne Wilson Yao

My name is Suzanne Wilson Yao and the 23-24 school year will be my 6th year as a school counselor. I have worked 5 years as a 10th-12th grade school counselor at Turner High School. 

 I have been married to my husband James for 6 years. We have one daughter Ellie who was born March of 2023! In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, cooking and baking. 

TV Show: The Office

Movie Genre: Comedy

Book: The Kite Runner 

Restaurant: KC Joe's, Lucky Wok, Fronteras

Food: Mexican or Italian 

Color: Blue

Sports Team: KC Royals and Chiefs 



Qualifications: Master of Social Work; Specialist Clinical Social Worker


Mrs. Debbie Landis, LSCSW, LCSW

Mrs. Landis has been with the district 6 years now.  She has over 25 years of experience working in the field of mental health with children and families in community agencies and partial in-patient hospitalization.  She enjoys reading, taking her dog on walks, and spending time with her family. 


Mrs. Kirstin Moerike

Mrs. Moerike received her B.A. in Psychology from Concordia College (MN), M.A. in Psychology (with a clinical focus) from Washburn University, and her Ed.S. in School Psychology from Emporia State University. Mrs. Moerike works with staff and students in the special education department. She coordinates with the team for evaluations and determining eligibility. She is involved with the Student Improvement Team and helping ensure students have what they need to be successful in school.