I am delighted to be a member of the Alice King community as the School Social Worker and Counselor. This is my second year on staff. I have been a Social Worker for over 35 years. I have my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from U.C. Santa Cruz and my M.S.W. from San Diego State University. I have had a wide range of experience working with children and families including work as a Pediatric Social Worker in several hospitals, working for a Psychiatric Liaison consult service, as an adoption Social Worker and as an interviewer and coordinator for several research projects. Before coming to AKCS, I was the Social Worker/Counselor for eight years for a mid/high Charter School and greatly enjoy working with students and their families. I am enjoying the change and challenge of working with a younger age group and to delight with your children in their joy of learning. I am married and have 3 grown children. In my free time I love to travel, read, spend time with my family and pets and enjoy the outdoors. I am available to meet with any students or families and look forward to getting to know many of you!