Welcome to Mrs. Sommers Social Work Website  

I graduated from Central Michigan University with my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.  I received  my Masters in Social Work  from Wayne State University. I have been a School Social Worker in Clarkston for almost 20 years.  I previously worked as a teacher and School Social Worker in Pontiac schools.  I am currently the School Social Worker at North Sashabaw Elementary and the SPICE program.

 

 

What does a School Social Worker Do?

The School Social Worker supports students' social, behavioral and emotional progress within the educational environment.  They provide direct or consultative support through a variety of methods to both at-risk students and to those receiving special education services.  These may include individual and group work with students, evaluation of behavioral needs and disorders, crisis intervention, development and implementation of behavior intervention plans, and inclusion-based peer support system development and maintenance. School social workers are members of their building teams and serve as resources for educational staff and parents as well as liaisons between home, school and community resources.

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

North Sashabaw Elementary:  248-623-4107

E-mail: Sommerdc@clarkston.k12.mi.us

 

My schedule varies between North Sashabaw Elementary and the SPICE program.  I check voicemail frequently throughout the school day and can be reached by email.

 


Here are some helpful websites for parents:

Helpful website to answer many questions you may have regarding your child's education:

http://www.education.com/

Tips for parents of Kindergarten Students:

http://www.education.com/reference/article/hints-kindergarten-teacher-parent/

Helpful tips on what to expect during y our child's IEP and how to have a successful IEP meeting:

http://www.education.com/reference/article/participating-iep-meeting/