Welcome to my web page!


I have the privilege of being the School Social Worker/TOSA for Kingsland Intermediate School. TOSA stands for "Teacher On Special Assignment". I am assisting Mr. Hecimovich , Pre-K - 12 Principal, with  his duties at KIS as well as my duties as the school social worker.


Contact me!
 
My office is located in the Intermediate School in Wykoff.

I am here Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

You may contact me by phone 507-346-7276 ext. 3004. If I'm not available, please leave a message on my confidential voicemail. I can also be reached by email: haugerud.kay@kingsland2137.org. If your concern is urgent and you cannot reach me, please contact Mr. Hecimovich through the High School Office, 507-346-7276 or Jill Ramaker. Administrative Assistant at KIS, 507-346-7276 ext. 2000.



What is school social work and what can school social workers do?

School Social Work is a specialized practice area within the profession of social work. The goal of school social work is to promote academic success by reducing social, emotional, economic and environmental barriers to learning.
 
As a school social worker I help the student build upon his/her strengths rather than focusing on deficits. I strive to build partnerships between families and the school which in turn enhances student learning. In my role as part of the multidisciplinary educational team, I provide the following services:
*assessment and screening
*individual counseling and support groups
*crisis intervention
*home-school collaboration
*advocacy
*services to families
*services to school staff
*coordination of community agency services
*classroom presentations
*program resources and policy development.

About me!

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Work from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. I received my Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the School of Social Services, Catholic University in Washington D.C.

I hold two professional licenses:
*Licensed School Social Worker through the MN Department of Education.
*Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) through the MN Board of Social Work.












Updated: 9/6/2016

Contact: Kay Haugerud