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Our Team

Please take a moment to read up on the members of our team. You will also find important contact information and next steps to help you get in touch with us. Together we accomplish more. #SocialWorkersUnite! 
CV Community,
Returning for my fourth year as the District Social Worker, I am excited to kick off the 2019-20 school year. 2018-19 was another amazing year for us as we expanded our number of staff and student interns within our Social Work Program. This year marks the start of a new partnership between CVUHSD and UCLA as we will be hosting interns from their Masters of Social Welfare program. CVUHSD has continued to fortify the existing partnerships with our other local universities (USC, CSULB and CSUN) and Hawthorne School District (HSD). Social Work Student Interns will again be placed at all four of our school sites. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the dynamic field of School Social Work as well as become an integral part of the supportive services we offer to our students. Whether the support is academic, occupational, emotional or interpersonal, the Social Work Program is here to help. Contact me anytime.
Kevin C. Brown, LCSW, PPSC
District Social Worker
Social Work Student Intern Program Field Coordinator
Leuzinger High School
Beatriz Lopez, School Social Worker

Patrick Baird has been the School Social Worker at Hawthorne High since the 2017-18 school year. During the school day, you can find him in the Wellness Center, helping students and meeting with staff. When done for the day, he enjoys watching Netflix (and other streaming services), taking walks (sometimes), and spending time with friends and family. As a growing clinician and School Social Worker, Patrick takes part in a monthly “young therapists” process/training group. He is also a member of the steering committee for the California Association of School Social Workers - LA Region. Both experiences help increase Patrick’s passion for working with students and helping those in need. Patrick attended UCLA for his BA in History and MSW degree. He also attended UCI for an MA in History. Patrick can be reached at the information provided below.


Hawthorne High School
Patrick Baird, School Social Worker
310-263-4400 ext. 4522
Lloyde Continuation High School
Jennifer Jimenez, School Social Worker
Lawndale High School
Celeste Lopez, School Social Worker