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Social Work

School Social Workers Help Students To:

  • Increase academic success.
  • Improve interpersonal relationships.
  • Cope with difficult and crisis situations.
  • Develop self-esteem and self-discipline.
  • Learn problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
  • Remove barriers to academic success.

School Social Workers Workers Help Educators By:

  • Developing and implementing plans to enhance students’ school success.
  • Providing oogoing emotional and behavioral support to students.
  • Communicating information about how factors such as family, culture, socioeconomic status, physical and mental health can affect students’ performance.
  • Coordinating community resourse to meet students’ needs.
  • Identifying and eliminating barriers to educational success.

School Social Workers are the Link Between Home, School and Community:

  • Accessment og student needs through observation, interviews and testing.
  • Treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
  • Individual and group therapeutic services.
  • Crisis Prevention and intervention.
  • Working with students in both general education and special education settings.
  • Advocacy for students, parents and the school district.
  • Education and training for parents and guardians.
  • Information and referral.
  • Collaboration and consultations with community agencies,organizations and other professionals.

Shannon Berry-Heller

School Social Worker
1037 University Ave W.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Phone#: 651-744-2894 - Work Cell#: 651-279-0393


23/24 AGAPE work hours: Tuesday through Thursday 8:15am-3:15pm