|Position:||School Social Worker|
I am really excited to be joining the Willis Junior High Team this year as the new School Social Worker. This will be my first year in Chandler Unified School District and my seventh year as a school social worker. I am coming to Arizona from an elementary school in a suburban school district just outside of Chicago. I am so excited to be here and am looking forward to meeting everyone!
My Education and Professional Background
I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. I have worked in the public schools for the past 6 years as a School Social Worker after completing a Post Master’s Certification program in School Social Work. Prior to being a school social worker, I was a hospital social worker and worked in both large urban medical centers as well as community based hospitals. I have been a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois for the past 12 years and recently became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am excited to begin my journey with Chandler Unified School District and to continue my career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arizona.
My Educational Philosophy
As the school social worker at Willis, I will be working with students individually and in groups as well as working with families and outside agencies in order to better meet the social and emotional needs of the students. Families who may be experiencing difficulties or hardships due to emotional, health or financial stressors may contact me for further assistance. I will work collaboratively and in partnership with staff and parents in order to meet the needs of the students. I am passionate about working with students and feel that every student is capable of success when the right supports are in place.
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