I have been a School Social Worker for a total of eleven years. I currently work in a small district in Illinois in two schools which include preK through 5th grade. As I am the only social worker in my two schools (and there is no counselor), I provide counseling and social skills training to all students who need it. I also provide social skills classroom groups for all classes from preK to 5th grade.
As a School Social Worker, who provides whole classroom groups as well as individual counseling, I feel like I am enthusiastic, positive, understanding, and a good listener.
I have a Masters Degree in School Social Work from the University of Illinois.
I am married and a mother to two wonderful boys, 14 year old Ryan and 8 year old Jimmy.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Social Work, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer