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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! 

What does a School Social Worker do?

School Social Workers take on a variety of roles in different settings. At North, I will be supporting students and teachers in the Special Education programs to meet goals that will lead to an enjoyable and successful high school career. With the rest of my time, I will be having groups, meeting with students individually, and reaching out to families and community members to rejuvenate the sense of community in both of North’s schools.

Some other things School Social Workers do include: help with housing issues, finding essential living items for students, offering support and referrals for mental health issues, connecting teen parents and other students to health and supportive resources, and providing de-escalation and behavior support for students in the classroom.

My biggest priority this year is to be available to support students through good times and bad. Although most of my job is helping people in need, I also just love to chat and get really excited about hearing about positive, fun, or just interesting things going on in the community and the lives of our students! :)