Phone: 651 744-4282
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Psychology/Science/Education M.A. Counseling Psychology Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Licensed Psychologist (L.P.)
Ms. Renette McParland
My name is Renette McParland and I am the school social worker. It is my philosophy that all students can learn and in my role as a school social worker, I help parents, students, and school staff identify needs that interfere with learning. I work with students to develop the skills they need to be successful and to get the services they need. I facilitate groups on friendship, social skills, anger management and conflict resolution. I support students who have emotional, social, and behavioral needs, and students in crisis. I provide information and resources to staff and families. I am available at Horace Mann on Mondays and Wednesdays.
School Social Workers Help Students: increase academic success, improve relationships, cope with difficut and crisis situations, develop self esteem, learn problem solving, conflict resolution and decision making skills, and remove barriers to academic success
School Social Workers Workers Help Educators By: developing and implementing plans to enhance students' school success, providing ongoing emotional and behavioral support to students, coordinating with community resources, communicating information about factors that can affect students' performance
School Social Workers are the Link Between Home, School and Community By: assessing student needs, providing individual and group therapeutic services, crisis prevention and intervention, advocacy, information and referrals, collaboration and consultations with community agencies, organizations, and other professionals
On a personal note, in my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two adult sons, playing tennis, boating, swimming, and running. I enjoy being very active, but also enjoy yoga, essential oils, reading, and quiet rainy days.