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School Social Workers

Each school site has a School Social Worker who provide and coordinate mental health and wellness services for students, staff and families. In addition, our schools offer wellness centers designed to ensuring equity of access and availability of mental health and wellness services promoting positive well-being and social-emotional development. Some of these supports and services may include:
  • Wellness Awareness Sessions & Events
  • Wellness Activities (Mindfulness, Social Emotional Learning, Yoga)
  • Student Support Groups 
  • One-to-one short term counseling services
  • Professional Learning 
  • Consultation and Coordination 
  • Connections to Community Resources & Agencies for Intensive Services
  • Mental Health Crisis Response
  • School Linked Services



  • 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 
School Social Workers 
Name School Site Phone Number  Email Address
Amanda Caparas CCA   [email protected]
Israel Velazquez Bridges   [email protected]
Laura Lopez Kennedy   [email protected]
Yadira Cruz Dahl   [email protected]
Erika Martinez Stonegate   [email protected]
Alissa Isaacson  District  Early Learning   [email protected]
Nichole Scagliotti Shirakawa   [email protected]
Van Pham Ramblewood    [email protected]
Karen Real Meadows   [email protected]
Eva Martinez McKinley    [email protected]
Edwin Subuyuj Los Arboles    
Lindsay Harke Lairon    [email protected]
Teresa Perez Franklin     
Taylor Tharp Sylvandale   [email protected]
Sarina Huerta  Windmill   [email protected]
Name Title Phone Number Email Address
Diana Covarrubias School Linked Services Coordinator   [email protected]
School Linked Services Coordinator   [email protected]
Name  Title Phone Number Email Address
Jennifer Klassen Director, Early and Elementary Education  (408) 283-6094 [email protected]
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,