An Experienced, Compassionate Team
Out staff at Reflections Academy are 100% devoted to the health and well-being of your struggling teenage girl. With years of combined experience and knowledge, you can rest assured that your girl will be in good hands the moment she steps on campus.
Mickey Manning, M.A., M.S., LCPC
"I love my work, and I am quite passionate about assisting teens to deal with emotional struggles, and working with their parents to help them rebuild family relationships."
Mickey Manning is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Montana, and holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Therapy. She has over 40 years of experience working with teenagers.
Mickey has enjoyed working in the therapeutic boarding school field for over 12 years. Before becoming involved in the field, she worked as a licensed teacher for many years, with an M.A. in Educational Administration, and teacher certification in the states of California and Montana. She also retains a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in the field of autism.
Kimberly Sparks, LCPC
LICENSED CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR (MT)
"Having worked with adolescents over the last 20 years, I’ve learned that life can easily become overwhelming and frustrating for so many of our youth. I’ve found a passion for working with troubled teens with the hope of healing and empowering them in creating new and healthy patterns, behaviors and boundaries in their lives. My goal is to assist in changing the self-negating thoughts and belief systems, improve dynamics within the family system and help adolescents manage success within themselves."
Direct Care Staff and Office Manager
"I have lived in Montana all of my life. I enjoy being outside and playing sports. I did attend college in Dillon where I was given a full ride scholarship to play basketball. I also enjoy playing golf, razor ridding, and hiking. Working at Reflections is going to allow me to accomplish helping and watching some very talented girls succeed."
Karla Padden is a small-town Montana girl, who is all about family, nature, God, and the good life! She and her husband, Doug, have been married for 30 years, and have raised 3 beautiful daughters. Mrs. Padden’s career life has been centered around teaching Jr. High and High School math, coaching girls’ basketball, and working on the family farm. Karla was also a staff member of the Alternative Learning Center at Thompson Falls High School, where she monitored and administrated online classes, and tutored students in a variety of subjects.
Direct Care Staff
"I have been working with youth since 1998, assisting young people and their families to build communication and grow in their personal development. Helping in this way is inspirational to me. I am so excited to have equine as part of the learning process. It can be utilized throughout their lives."
Direct Care Staff
"I have worked in schools for 30 years, with 10 of the last years working with teens in a theraputic school based program. I have been married for 37 years and have 2 great children and one grandson. I am very happy to be working at Reflections and love working with teens in a compassionate and positive way. I enjoy cooking and gardening and would love to help you daughters with these skills along with other life skills."
Direct Care Staff
"I have lived in Montana for over 15 years and I love it here. I have two beautiful children who keep me on my toes and I learn something new from them daily. I can honestly say that one of my biggest passions in life is working with troubled teens. I have been working and helping teens for 12+ years. I have ventured off to other things but I am always drawn back to this work. I love what I do and I am grateful to be able to say that because some people can’t. I love being a part of and assisting in their journey to self-discovery it is one of the most rewarding experiences."
Cheryl Lovell is a Medical Assistant with fourteen years of experience. She spent six years as a Medication Technician for a boarding school and currently oversees the operations of two Family Practice Clinics as Clinical Supervisor. Cheryl is married with five grown children and seven grandchildren. She loves living in rural Northwest Montana and enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, hiking and biking with her family.