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National School Social Work Week: March 3-9

National School Social Work Week: March 3-9

March 3-9 is National School Social Work Week, an opportunity for schools, communities, and partners to acknowledge and recognize the impactful work these advocates do to support students, families, and our community! The theme for this special week is “Pearls of Wisdom.”

MUSD recognizes and thanks our Social Worker team. Thank you for all you do to support our MUSD students and their families!

Front row:

  • Kate Bogart, Mountain View High School
  • Marisa Castro, Student and Family Support Services
  • Krysti Hesse, Student and Family Support Services
  • Cristy Leslie, Estes Elementary
  • Nicole Kearney, Student and Family Support Services

Back row:

  • Evan Proffer, Student and Family Support Services
  • Corinna Pargas-Anderson, Student and Family Support Services
  • Michele Figueroa, Student and Family Support Services
  • Siena Wilson, Student and Family Support Services

Maryonna Cathey, Quail Run Elementary, is not pictured.  

At MUSD, social workers play a key role in supporting students and families.  Social workers work 1:1 with students and families in need of Tier support, an organized level of supports based on intensity so that students receive necessary instruction, guidance, and interventions based on individual needs. While working with students they create goals and use evidence-based interventions. Students receive guidance on variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief & loss, anger, behavior problems, and more.

Social workers also work with families by helping them find community resources and providing them with basic needs including food, hygiene items, small household goods, clothes, and shoes. They connect families with outside counseling, housing programs, utility assistance, etc.