Phone: (651) 325-2408
Degrees and Certifications:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Hello Mays families!
My name is Allen Moe. I am a social worker at Benjamin E. Mays IB World Elementary School. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with both the Minnesota Board of Social Work and the State of Minnesota Education Department. I hold a Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Go Gophers! I have worked with young people and their caregiver(s) since 1995, in a variety of settings throughout the Twin Cities.
My work at Benjamin E. Mays provides me with the opportunity to help students learn and grow in a safe, caring and structured educational environment. I help foster improving interpersonal relationships, development of self-esteem and self-discipline, essential crisis management skills such as decision-making and conflict resolution skills, while removing barriers to academic success. By aligning support services and structures for students and their families, they feel encouraged. Students better understand their overall unique potential and view themselves as members who will contribute as future leaders.
Getting to know students changes how they perform!
Students, like most of us, are looking for a place to feel connected. When students feel personally connected, most young people (like adults) make positive choices that benefit one and all.
Providing a welcoming environment for students is critical. At Benjamin E. Mays IB World we have established a tradition of excellence and achievement, and together staff and students share well-connected relationships.
It is my pleasure to work in this space,
More about me!
I grew up in a family of tradespeople and on occasion I find myself remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. I played high school football and competed in swimming. I continued my swimming career at the collegiate level. I married my high school sweetheart, and we later started our careers with St. Paul Public Schools. Together we have two wonderful girls.
My wife and I take regular walks with our two yellow labs, and we share a love of travel. We have two cats. My family and I enjoy Boundary Waters and car camping trips each year. We love our national parks. My girls have a serious fondness for sandy beaches. I have a passion for rolling up my sleeves and getting my hands dirty fixing cars. I enjoy reading and following YouTube vloggers.
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph