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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

Wellness Centers


Franklin-McKilney School District Wellness Centers are a safe, inclusive and non-judgemental place on campus that seek to promote the overall well-being and success of students' their families and staff.  Wellness centers provide equitable access to tiered educationally related mental health services helping students thrive and reach their full potential.

They provide a continuum of integrated response services including:

Streamlined referral process, family engagement, mentoring, trauma informed practices, mental health literacy, LGBTQ, culturally and linguistically responsive services, coordinated foster and homeless youth services, crisis response, social and emotional learning stations, calming space, staff training, social connection, expressive therapy modalities, youth empowerment, culture and climate activities, group and individual counseling and data investment and engagement.

School Social Workers 

Name School Site Email Address
Van Pham CCA
Amanda Caparas District
Israel Velazquez Bridges
Laura Lopez Kennedy
Yadira Cruz Dahl
Erika Martinez Stonegate
Alissa Isaacson  District -Early Learning
Esmeralda Santana Shirakawa
Van Pham Ramblewood
Karen Real Meadows
Eva Martinez McKinley
Edwin Subuyuj Los Arboles
Diana Covarrubias Lairon
Clarissa Jovellanos Franklin
Jennifer Morfin Santee
Josephine Do  Hellyer
Taylor Tharp Sylvandale
Sarina Huerta  Windmill

School Linked Services Coordinators

Name Title Email Address
Cinthia Leyba School Linked Services Coordinator
Gabby Hernandez School Linked Services Coordinator

Jennifer Nguyen

School Linked Services Coordiantor



School Linked Services Coordinator

District Office Administration

Name  Title Phone Number Email Address
Jennifer Klassen Director, Early and Elementary Education  (408) 283-6094

School Social Work Association of America, SSWAA

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,