I am a school social worker in Maine. I have worked in the field of education for over ten years, helping students who struggle with social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges. I am a part-time lecturer for New England College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies and teach education courses on how to support mental health in schools.
I earned my Doctorate in Education from New England College, focusing my dissertation on the important role that educational experiences and connections can play in preventing opioid misuse. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from Smith School of Social Work, with my thesis focusing on uncovering the gendered communication patterns around instances of sexual assault on college campuses. I earned my BA from Colby College and wrote my undergraduate thesis on self-destructive behaviors of adolescents focusing on eating disorders, substance use, and self-harm.
I am available on an hourly basis to provide consultation around specific student struggles, classroom support, or school-wide experiences. I can work with individuals or groups to provide support and strategies to ensure success.
I am available to work with an entire school community or school district to provide yearly consultation and professional development trainings throughout the year.
I offer a variety of professional development trainings that can be tailored to best meet the unique needs of your students, staff, and school setting.
I understand that learning and teaching can be hard. Students are experiencing more struggles than ever before. I am here to help.
Tell me more about what you need, and I will get back to you soon.