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Kate Anderson
Ms Kate
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School Social Worker
North Senior Academy
North Academy of Arts and Communications

My name is Ms. Kate, I am new to the North High team and to the Minneapolis Public School District, but not new to North Minneapolis. I have been fortunate to work for several years in public and charter schools and community agencies on the north side with students from kindergarten through post-high school. I am passionate about the north side community and extremely excited to be supporting students and families of North Academy of Arts and Communication and North Senior Academy! 

Education and Philosophy

EDUCATION:


Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Certification in Sexuality Studies from the University of Iowa.

Licenses: LGSW and School Social Work, Pre-K through 12th grade

PHILOSOPHY:


I believe in student - centered education in the public school system. I believe it is difficult for students to learn when they have extra social, emotional, financial, and behavior issues going on outside of school.  I believe partnering with students and families to overcome these obstacles can be the factor that could get our students to graduation. Most of all, I believe it is our responsibility as educators, adults, and community members to invest in children and their future so they can go on to have happy, successful lives and give back in their own way.  Together, we have the ability to fight racism, sexism, classism and all the other isms. Kids aren’t born with biases, they are developed through years of experience. It’s on the leaders of today to invest in the students of tomorrow.