Phone: 651-744-5588/ Google Voice: 612-568-3616
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Hello! My name is Lynnette Medcalf. Students call me Ms. Lynnette. This is my second year at Nokomis but my first year as a full-time staff person. Prior to that, I was at another SPPS elementary school. I have been a licensed social worker for 18 years and have worked in many different settings throughout my career, but school social work has been one of my most enjoyable roles yet! I am also a mom to two amazing and fun teenage girls who keep me on the go! When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family, going on nature walks, listening to books & music, hanging out with friends, and experiencing the arts whenever possible.
I love my role as a school social worker because I have the honor and privilege to support students during their most formative years. I do this in a number of ways: facilitating social skills groups, individual interventions, and consultation and collaboration with teachers. I also work with students and their families who may be experiencing a crisis or distress and need assistance coping and/or navigating and accessing resources. Another way I support students and families is by making referrals to Project Reach or Fostering Connections when a family is experiencing homelessness or are doubled-up. I also love helping families get connected to other resources in the community, so please do not hesitate to reach out!
Office Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm