School Social Worker

Shilpa Kala Nagaraj, LCSW

snagaraj@montvilleschools.org

Confidential Voicemail @ (860) 848-2822 x139

Montville School Social Worker

Greetings students, families, educators and Montville community members! I am relatively new to Montville, but not new to school social work. School social workers are part of collaborative school teams that empower students to use the necessary skills to enhance learning such as pro-social skills, emotional regulation and growth mindset that supports all students’ ability to achieve academically. School social work supports the healthy development of the whole child. Support may occur in or outside of the classroom and may also extend to the child’s home (an essential part of his or her school team). Healthy relationships between school and family foster increased student success. Instructional support may occur by helping identify strategies to address individual student needs that might interfere with learning readiness. Direct interventions may occur individually or occasionally in small groups. Staff and families may seek assistance regarding student concerns as they arise. There may be cause for brief support as life presents many challenges such as relocation, divorce, other life change, loss and/or a sudden change in behavior. Other issues occur over time, such as behaviors influenced by a child’s overall wellness or truancy, and benefit from ongoing intervention. I service all elementary schools and the middle school, which may create a useful bridge for students and families. I work closely with the on-site school psychologists and guidance counselors to supplement the great work they are already doing. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the services I am able to provide. Families and guardians may also contact your child’s school directly to learn more about how to work together to help your student.

Events

  • May 2018
    • ThuMay24 Tyl: Oakdale Visit Gr. 5
    • FriMay25 Tyl: Murphy Visit Gr. 5
    • MonMay28 Memorial Day - No School
    • MonMay28 Memorial Day - No School
  • June 2018
    • ThuJun07 Tyl 5th Grade Parent Orientation 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • WedJun13 Tyl Grade 8 High Meadow Trip
    • WedJun13 Tyl Film Club Screening 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • FriJun15 Tyl 8th Grade Semi Formal 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • FriJun22 Last Day of School for Students
    • FriJun22 Tyl Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Contact

Leonard J Tyl Middle School

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