Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Social Work License in Clinical Social Work
My name is Peter Shanedling, and I am excited to be the new Social Worker at Chelsea Heights! I worked in St. Paul Schools as a School Social Worker for 21 years. I have a BA in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. My first major job after college was working as a Youth and Camping Director at Temple Israel in Minnesota for nine years. I then attended the College of St. Catherine and received a Masters in Social Worker. I also have a License in Clinical Social Work.
When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my family, including my wife, 14-year-old son, dog Dollie. When I am not at work, I love playing soccer, birdwatching, gardening, and cooking. I also have a large collection of LEGO mini-figures (that I sometimes play with).
As a School Social Worker, I enjoy learning about and celebrating student's strengths and focusing on problem solving and social, emotional and behavior skill development.
I am available to support all Chelsea Heights students and families, including students who receive Social Work services through Special Education. I can help families locate needed community services, including mental health services, housing services, food, and financial services.