My name is Marisa Priess and I am the school social worker at Battle Creek Elementary. I have worked in St. Paul Public Schools as a social worker since September 2013. Prior to Battle Creek, I worked at Bruce Vento Elementary. I earned my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University. During my Masters program I completed two internships with St. Paul Public Schools. I also have experience providing therapy to children in day treatment. My professional interests include Autism, children's mental health and trauma. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, friends and pets.