Phone: 651-744-3531 (Direct Office Number)


Degrees and Certifications:

*Master of Social Work-2002 *Post Master Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health *Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, since 2005

Ms. Julie

Hello!  Nyob Zoo!  Salaam alaykum!  Hola!

My name is Julie Ann Porath, and I have been at Crossroads Elementary since 2014. I am excited to be starting my 7th year at Crossroads.  I have been a Social Worker in the district since November of 2002.   

I have one active little boy, one furry companion named Boswell, and my significant other, Rick.  In my free time, I love spending time with my son, siblings, nieces and nephews, friends, biking, tennis, kitchen dance parties, playing outside, boating, and traveling.

As a Social Worker I am passionate about advocating for families and kids within the educational setting.  I love to integrate sensory strategies and mindfulness techniques in my work with students. 


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Meet the School Social Work Intern



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Diana


I am Diana Erwin.  I live in Minnesota for 10 years. I was born and raised in Switzerland. My native language is Swiss German similar to German.  I live in St. Paul in a house with my 4 kids, husband, 3 guinea pigs and cat. I love camping, nature, walking, biking, snowboarding, traveling, cooking, having guests and spending time with family and friends. 

I have a Social Worker education from Switzerland where I worked many years in foster care. I have worked for the last 20 years with children from all sorts of backgrounds. I am excited to earn my Masters and start working in school social work in Minnesota and therefore be at Crossroads for my internship. I am passionate in working with children and families supporting them through the challenges life can give us. I look forward meeting you. 

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School Social Work Services

  • School Social Workers provide a vital link among the school, home and community. Most School Social Workers are involved in providing services to all students. Most provide direct services to students and their families including casework, group work and classroom presentations as well as providing crisis intervention and consultation and making referrals to community agencies.

    School Social Workers are part of the assessment process for special education students as well as often providing direct and indirect services to those students. School Social Workers consult with teachers and administrators and frequently participate on teams within the schools