Hello. I am Karen McConnell and I am the Martin County West Elementary School Social Worker. I serve families and children in grades Kindergarten thru Grade 6 in the Sherburn, and Trimont buildings.
As a School Social Worker I help students:
*understand themselves and others
*cope with stress
*learn problem solving skills
As a School Social Worker I help parents:
*actively participate in their children’s education
*identify and meet their children’s social and emotional needs
*learn new parenting skills
*connect with school and community resources
I have a Bachelor’s and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. I have been employed as a social worker for over 30 years. I live with my husband Pat outside of Sherburn. Pat is a Boiler Operator. I have two adult children Shannon and Michael.