Brevard Elementary School
School Social Worker
Degrees & Certifications
Bachelor of Social Work from Appalachian State University
(Currently working on) Masters of Social Work from Appalachian State University
I am starting my second year with Transylvania County Schools. I grew up in Brevard, so I have enjoyed being back in the community.
In my free time, I am most likely outdoors. My favorite activities are kayaking, hiking, running, or going for a walk. On the weekends you can find me on my front porch in a rocking chair, reading a book.
I do have a black cat! His name is Boone, very original, I know. I got him when I was in college, so it only made sense to name him after one of my favorite places.
What does a school social worker do?
Provides for students' needs (school supplies, clothing, food, etc)
Coordinate Backpack Buddies and other food programs
Collaborates with school counselors and administration to meet any student needs
Address attendance issues with students and families
Work closely with students identified as homeless
Serves as a liaison between school and DSS
Meet with students individually regarding home and family life concerns
Serves as a liaison among schools, community, and home for all students
Attend community based meetings as a representative of the school system
Assist with crisis interventions (suicide screenings/lockdowns)
Develop procedures and protocols necessary to school social work