What is a School Social Worker
School Social Workers (SSW) are a vital part of the educational team, working together with educational administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, speech and language pathologists and other staff. Their unique graduate level training in social work enables them to understand and interpret the influences of the school, home, and community on children. School Social Workers are employed by the school corporation and serve the student population and their families.
About your Title I School Social Worker
(a.k.a. Peacemaker Teacher)
I have worked within a school system for thirteen years serving students and families. My goal is to be available for children and families to help eliminate barriers to learning and student's quality of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and served as a mental health clinician prior to coming to Anderson Community School Corporation. My role at Tenth Street elementary is to provide support to the student, family, staff, and community through guidance support, problem solving classes, anti-bullying initiatives, behavior support plans, and community referrals with my knowledge and training. Most students know me as the Peacemaker Teacher who teaches students K-3 bully prevention and problem solving classes.
A bit about me, I have been a Social Worker for seventeen years and enjoy working in the school system. I have my Bachelor in Social Work and Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana with focus on mental health, education, and school social work. I have taught college level courses as adjunct professor. I have two children, volunteer within the community, attend multiple youth sporting events, and enjoy time with my family. I enjoy being a part of Tenth Street Elementary community.