Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Social Work Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Licensed School Social Worker (MN)
Hi! My name is Anne Paron. Students call me Ms. Paron. I always tell them my name sounds like the fruit 'pear' plus the letter 'n'. I've been the school social worker at Cherokee Heights since 2019. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg College. I have worked at a number of schools in St. Paul including Arlington High School, , L’Etoile Du Nord French Immersion, Highwood Hills Elementary School, River East Special Education program, and Maxfield Elementary school.
I love working at Cherokee Heights. My role is to provide services to help support learning by facilitating social skills groups, individual interventions, and consultation to teachers. I also work with families and children who are experiencing crisis or distress and need assistance with coping at school. As the Project Reach contact for our school, I assist families who need housing related resources. As a member of the Special Education team, I am involved in evaluations and providing services to students. I am also the coordinator of the Every Meal Weekend Food Program. If you're interested in getting a bag of non-perishable food on Friday for your family- all students in St. Paul are eligible. Please call or email me.
Families and community service providers can reach me Monday- Friday from 7:00 am-3:00 pm.
Anne Paron, LICSW
School Social Worker