School Social Work Services

  • School Social Workers are an integral link between school, home and the community in helping students achieve academic success. They work directly with school administrators as well as students and families, providing leadership in forming school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management and support services. As part of an interdisciplinary team to help students succeed, school social workers also facilitate community involvement in the schools while advocating for student success. (NASW)
    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. (SSWAA)

    Meet the Social Workers

    Mary VanSickle, LCSW-C, Mental Health Coordinator for Garrett County Public Schools
    Mary VanSickle
    301-334-8900 x.8953
    Shannon Haley, LCSW-C, School Social Worker for Southern End Schools (Swan Meadow, Yough Glades, Broad Ford, Crellin, Southern Middle, and Southern High)
    Shannon Haley
    Carrie Hook, LCSW-C, School Social Worker for Northern End Schools (Accident, Route 40, Friendsville, Grantsville, Northern Middle and Northern High)
    Carrie Hook
    301-746-8863 ext 2520


    Please feel free to reach out to us if we can help connect you to resources. Here are some of our most commonly accessed services:

    Local Mental Health Providers:

    24/7 National Suicide Hotline Number
    or text HOME to 741741