• Social Work Services

    The goal of the school social work program at Willmar Public Schools is to partner directly with families, educators, students and our community to address and overcome barriers to academic achievement.  Ultimately this partnership provides the necessary support, guidance and nurturance that are essential to academic success and sound life decisions.
    School social workers provide a variety of services that aim to empower both the individual student and his/her family.  Interventions are driven by the belief that early detection and prevention are crucial to stable outcomes in our schools and communities.
    Social workers are uniquely qualified to support clients in a variety of ways.  This is achieved through ongoing consultation with parents, educators and administrators, which promotes a team orientated approach to maximize each child’s potential.  
    School social workers are licensed mental health professionals who are trained to provide support and interventions to children and families in times of emotional/mental health crisis.  Social workers advocate for the needs of the children and families, provide direct service, and assist in making referrals to best meet students’ needs.
    Please feel free to contact your child’s school social worker with any questions you may have.

      Schools Social Worker Phone Email
      Kennedy Elementary Heather Miron 320-231-6689 Ext. 6792 mironh@willmar.k12.mn.us
        Sara Jacobson 320-214-6689 Ext. 6603 jacobsons@willmar.k12.mn.us
      Roosevelt Elementary Cheryl Bosch 320-231-8470 Ext. 7573 boschc@willmar.k12.mn.us
        Angie Hoppe 320-231-8470 Ext. 7515 hoppea@willmar.k12.mn.us
      Willmar Middle School Annette Tiffany 320-214-6015 tiffanya@willmar.k12.mn.us
      Willmar Sr. High School Sheri Pederson 320-231-8464 pedersons@willmar.k12.mn.us
      Willmar ALC --- --- ---
      Focus House --- ------


      Links and Resources  
      Crisis/Basic Needs  
      Crisis Center, Willmar, MN    1-800-992-1716      1-800-432-8781
    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org      1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    Or to reach nearest shelter or safe home program in MN:   24 hour crisis line 1-866-223-1111
      Health/Mental Health  
      www.compassionatefriends.org      (Supporting Families after a Child dies)
    www.nami.org  (National Alliance of Mental Illness)
    www.pacer.org (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational rights)
    www.co.kandiyohi.mn.us  (Family Services; Public Health)
    www.macmh.org  (Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health)
      www.parenting.umn.edu   (Parenting Education Resources)
    www.parents.com (Parents Magazine)