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School Social Work

Our schools are staffed with School Social Workers who help to create a welcoming and supportive climate to nurture each student’s positive connections to school through the focuses of prevention, early intervention, and crisis intervention programming. In partnership with the school community, School Social Workers help teachers, students, and families overcome barriers to learning.


School Social Workers are credentialed staff who posses a Masters in School Social Work with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, and are acutely trained to identify and support students in need.


The Role of a School Social Worker

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  • Facilitating groups related to social skills, bereavement and grief counseling, conflict management/truancy prevention, parenting, and family adjustment
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Promoting educational Success
  • Addressing social and emotional concerns
  • Addressing family concerns
  • Crisis 

Name School Site Phone Number  Email Address
Amanda Caparas Shirakawa/Meadows    
Israel Velazquez Bridges    
Laura Lopez Santee/Kennedy    
Yadira Cruz Dahl/Los Arboles/Hellyer    
Erika Martinez Windmill/Stonegate    
Alissa Isaascon  District      
Nichole Scagliotti Shirakawa    
Van Pham Ramblewood/Franklin     
Name Title Phone Number Email Address
Mireya Coronado School Linked Services     
Diana Covarrubias School Linked Services     
Name  Title Phone Number Email Address
Brenda Salcedo Administrator of Wellness (408) 283-6098
Jennifer Klassen Director, Early and Elementary Education  (408) 283-6094
School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy.  School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success. ​(School Social Work Association of America,