Hello Centinela Valley!
It is with great joy and excitement that I join the Centinela Valley team. As the new District Social Worker, I will be partnering with all the High Schools in the district in order to provide a higher level of care and support to meet our student's socio-emotional needs. The barriers to academic, occupational and interpersonal success are numerous and compounding. It is important to address impairments and problems early on in order to give students a chance to excel. I am dedicated to advancing the well-being and academic progress of our students as they navigate the challenging road ahead of them.
My professional background is in mental health, substance abuse, behavior intervention and crisis intervention. I received a Masters of Social Work from California State University Long Beach, where I also previously attended for my Bachelors of Psychology. I have partnered with state and local law enforcement, community-based organizations and other providers concerned with the empowerment and advancement of our youth and communities.
Lastly, the South Bay has been my home for all of my life and I love it dearly. My family and friends have attended schools in the district and my favorite food stop, Lucky Star Cafe, is right down the street. Regardless of whether you are a student, a family member, or school staff, together, we can bridge the gap between those in need and those that succeed. Thank you for all that you do and welcome to Centinela Valley. All the best to you in this coming year!