Hello Owen Middle School Students and Families! Hola estudiantes y familias de Owen Middle School!
I hope everyone is having a great school year! I am the social worker for both the high school and middle school and am here to help. I work closely with the counselors, teachers and administrators in order to best support the students and families of OMS. I can assist with the acquisition of community resources, peer issues, mental health referrals, community-based supports, crisis response, among many other things. If you have a question and are not certain of who to ask, please do not hesitate to contact me - I will be happy to connect you with the appropriate people. I am extremely happy to be in my sixth year at Owen Middle because I so enjoy working with the students, families and wonderful Owen Community.
I moved to Asheville about six years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and love this area of the country. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and my Master's of Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University Chicago. I am currently finishing the required hours to earn my LCSW (social worker clinical licensure) which I will complete by June, 2017.
Please - if there's anything you're uncertain about and feel you would like help with, for either your student or family, please let me know. I look forward to meeting all of you!