I am Ms. Katie. This is now my 3rd year at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies as the School Social Worker and I am so excited to be here fulltime! I am a new mom of 2 kids with a full house of creatures- a dog, cat, snake, gecko, and so many bugs! I love gardening, reading science fiction books, looking for adventures, spending time with family and friends, growing flower seeds, visiting Lake Superior, and sleeping in on the weekends!
I have worked in a variety of settings in the Social Work field, including work with Restorative Justice, community health clinics and hospitals, children and adult mental health support, grief and loss, and crisis intervention. I absolutely love working with kids and think being at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies elementary school is the perfect place to be! I speak some Spanish, ASL, and formerly spoke a little Chinese, and am excited to learn some Hmong (but I am getting things mixed up with Mandarin)!
I am available to support both students and their families. I believe Hate is a virus-not Asians, Black Lives Matter, Science is Real, Womens Rights are Human Rights, This is Native Land, Education is Power, No Human is Illegal, Love is Love is Love, Healthcare is a Right, Water is Life, Trans Rights are Human Rights, News isn't fake, In Being Anti-Racist, Action speaks louder than words, and that Kindness is everything.
School phone: 651.744.3446
Google phone/text: 612.467.9805