Welcome to the EHS Social Work Webpage!

2022-23 Team:

Ebony Gums, LICSW



    Grades 10-12 (Student Last Name A-Lan)

*located in Student Services

Laura Livesay, LICSW 



    Grades 10-12 (Student Last Name Lao-Z)

*located in Student Services

 Kristin Wetzel, LICSW



     Grade 9  (Students A-Z)

*located near the 2nd floor cafeteria

Andrew Kiel, LICSW



     Special Education (Students A-Z)

*located near the 3rd floor Special Education classes

* Edina Public Schools has returned to an In-Person Learning format. Social Workers will remain available to students via email, phone, and google meet in addition to in-person meetings in Student Services. Contact your social worker directly or schedule an appointment at https://bit.ly/EHSStudentSupportMeeting.

*You can find Laura and Ebony with your 

school counselors in Student Services! 

How Do Social Workers Support Students?


Social and emotional support for students individually or in small groups


Consultation with school staff and parents to assist in meeting students' needs


Assist with referrals to programs and services in the community 

Services Offered at EHS:


Students now have access to a calming space in Student Services to self-regulate when they are stressed out. We call it the Reset & Restore Room. This space is equipped with soft seating (couches, bean bags, a rocking chair),  low lighting, and regulation tools such as fidgets and sensory pillows. The walls have tapestries for visualization strategies and white boards for doodling. 

Students can sign in for 10-15 minutes during the school day, and then access the Social Workers nearby for additional support, if needed. We all need to be able to recognize when we become overwhelmed, anxious, or otherwise dysregulated and take some time in that moment to reset. We are hopeful that this moment of calm can help to make the rest of the day feel more manageable.


Stressed out while at home? Check this page out for support:  Edina Public Schools Virtual Calming Space

Edina Resource Center:

For additional support opportunities for EHS students and their families, please explore the Edina Resource Center's website at edinaresourcecenter.com or contact ERC staff at 952-848-3936.

*Download Commonly Used Resources for a one page reference of local agencies and organizations.


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.


Oasis For Youth

Oasis for Youth is an afternoon drop-in center for homeless

youth and youth at risk of homelessness who live in Edina,

Bloomington, and Richfield. It is located on the lower level

of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, MN.

 - Referrals for overnight emergency shelter

- Referrals for counseling

- computer access and educational support

- laundry and shower facilities

- snacks and evening meals

- clothing and hygiene products

- safe place to relax and socialize