K-4th Grade

Degrees and Licenses

I have been working as a School Social Worker for Minneapolis Public Schools since 2000. I have Master's degrees in Social Work (MSW) and Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a School Social Worker.

School Responsibilities

  •  coordinate the Special Education resource team, working with students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and their families and teachers to help them succeed.
  • support  teachers to provide  interventions for regular education students who are struggling with academics and/or behavior.
  • coordinate 504 plans for children who have a diagnosed medical disorder which substantially impacts their learning.
  • work with the Attendance team to help families improve their student's attendance.
  • work with students and their families who are experiencing difficulties at home and/or at school. Provide support and referrals to community resources.

Background Information

I have worked with the Folwell Performing Arts Magnet since the fall of 2011. I enjoy the arts program because I grew up playing piano, and then trumpet in marching band, concert band, and in the orchestra for school plays. I love to read, run, bike, garden, camp, and travel. I recently travelled for one month in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia. It was amazing!