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School social workers provide an ecological approach to promoting student success. They assist children and families by examining factors in the home, school, and/or community that impact a student’s education success and work toward reducing barriers to learning. Barriers may include but are not limited to truancy, pregnancy, alcohol and other drug abuse, suicide and sudden death, child abuse and neglect, school safety, violence, trauma, grief, basic family needs, economic factors, behavioral difficulties, social competencies, divorce, mental health concerns, and learning factors, such as special education needs.  (retrieved from, 2014)

Each school within MPS has a school social worker as part of the faculty. Many social workers in MPS are bilingual; among the languages included are Spanish, Laotian, Hmong, Arabic, and sign language. If you have specific concerns or would like to speak to a school social worker about your child, please contact your child’s school.

The mission of school social work services is to ensure academic success, education equity, and social justice.


Manager, School Social Work and Community Services:

Nicole Cain, MSW
Phone: 414-438-3416


Kristin Annen, MSW
Phone: 414-438-3670

Christina Hall, MSW, APSW
Phone: 414-438-3617

Rebecca Longoria, MSW, APSW
Phone: 414-438-3618

School Social Work Office:

Jill Lamers, Department Secretary
Phone: 414-438-3559
Fax: 414-438-3404

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