Kimberly Spurling Named Director of Mental Health
Franklin Community Schools is excited to announce that Kimberly Spurling has been named the Director of Mental Health. The recommendation was approved by the FCS School Board of Trustees at the September meeting.
Spurling is not new to Franklin. She has served as the Community Outreach Coordinator and McKinney-Vento liaison since 2013. She has served as the Executive Director of KIC-IT since 2014 and in 2016 she implemented and began overseeing No Place to Call Home, a program of United Way of Johnson County. Spurling also has experience as a Child and Adolescent Staff Therapist with Adult & Child Behavioral Health. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree from Indiana University.
“Kim is a wonderful advocate for children in our community,” Dr. David Clendening, Superintendent said. “Her passion for building relationships, both in the school and out in the community, will assist in developing Franklin Schools’ mental health programming. We are excited about this journey and know that she will help drive our Guiding Principle of individual student growth for all kids.”
Spurling will continue to act as the McKinney Vento liaison for the district.
“For the past six years, I have been blessed to work within the Franklin Community School Corporation as the Community Outreach Coordinator addressing the needs of our most vulnerable population; students struggling with or experiencing homelessness,” Kim Spurling said. “I’ve been passionate about bringing the right services, resources and supports to the corporation to address their critical and unique needs.
Spurling went on to say, “In my new journey as the Director of Mental Health, I will bring that same passion as I work to identify, shape, and build new programs and supportive interventions to address the mental health needs and concerns of our students. I share the same student-centered vision as FCS and understand that the success of its students is paramount.”