School Social Workers aim to identify and eliminate barriers to educational success.  School Social Workers promote a safe and equitable school climate and culture supporting positive academic and behavioral outcomes.  School social workers collaborate with school and community resources empowering students to reach their full potential. Other duties for a school social worker may include:

  • Work with parents and staff to ensure each child's social, emotional and educational needs are being met. 
  • Individual & group counseling for students, including direct services to students with special education needs.
  • Consult, refer and collaborate with community agencies to coordinate services.  
  • Assess mental health needs with students and develop intervention plans and provide skills training.
  • Serve as a resource to building staff regarding identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. 
  • Develop culturally responsive partnerships to expand supports for students.
  • Provide interventions to students with attendance concerns and attend Attendance Review Board meetings.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams such as IEP meetings, informal student staffings, STAT and crisis teams.
  • Under the McKinney-Vento Act, identify and assess families who are without secure housing and refer as needed to appropriate services.
  • Identify and provide food through the school pantry to students and their families with insecure food resources. 
  • Coordinate the provision of clothing and hygiene supplies to students in need through donated items.
  • Act as an agent of the Children’s Remedial Fund to identify students in need of health care, school supplies and outer clothing needs to eligible children.
  • Keep sufficient records of cases that upholds ethical standards according to the MN State Board of Social Work.
  • Serve on community boards as a school representative.


Katee Harmon
Social Worker
(507) 444-8737
Last Name: A through K

Aracely Flores
Social Worker
(507) 444-8719
Last Name: L through Z                       

Nate Gendron
REACH Social Worker
(507) 444-8715