I am very excited to be back this year at Gateway Pointe as your school’s Social Worker. I have a degree in Political Science with a minor in Social Work from Rider College and a Master’s in Education in Counseling from St. John’s University. My experience has ranged working in residential treatment centers, treatment foster care programs to schools. For the last 6 years I have had the privilege to assist and support our Gator Community.
I have 2 girls who attend school in the Higley Unified School District. Mackenzie is on Varsity Pom and in 12th grade at Higley High School. Katelyn plays club and high school soccer for Thunder and Higley.
As the school social worker, I will be working closely with administrators, teachers and parents to identify student who could benefit from my social skills groups. These weekly groups are designed to provide your students with valuable coping, interpersonal and behavior management skills. I will be involved in supporting teachers with classroom lessons on topics such as classroom behavior, social skills and bully awareness to encourage a positive learning environment. I am also available to assist parents, guardians and families in navigating available community resources. We are thrilled to continue to have the Be Kind program implemented at Gateway. Remember in a world where you can do anything....BE KIND!
My goal is to bring about positive behavioral and emotional changes in our students which can help them perform well in school and at home. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your children. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.