12465 Warwick Boulevard,    Newport News, VA 23606  Phone: (757) 591-4500

Social Work Services

  School Social Workers 

Richard Dirmeyer
Supervisor
(757) 283-7850 ext.10528

School social workers provide the following services to support smart, safe, and nurturing schools:

  1. Work collaboratively to mobilize the resources of the school and community to meet the educational needs of students and families as well as to facilitate access to mental health services.
  2. Provide intervention, consultation, and counseling for students who are experiencing significant difficulties that adversely impact educational experiences.
  3. Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings (e.g. Child Study) to assist in the development of Tier 1, 2, and 3 interventions to address concerns that impact students’ academic and/or behavioral performance.
  4. Interview parents and conduct appropriate assessments to assist in the process of eligibility determination for possible special education services.
  5. Provide support and advocacy to parents to ensure positive engagement with school and their community through direct intervention (e.g. parenting skill sessions), consultation, and connection to community resources.
  6. Work collaboratively with all professionals within the school to provide crisis intervention, violence prevention, and suicide prevention services.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

School Social Workers Directory

First Step/PEEP:

Denbigh Early Childhood Donna Thornton, 591-4963 ext. 30582
Lee Hall Early Childhood Donna Thornton, 591-4963 ext. 30582
Marshall Early Childhood Sara Chopp, 591-4963 ext. 30581
Watkins Early Childhood Sara Chopp, 591-4963 ext. 30581
* All PEEP Social Workers are based out of Gatewood PEEP Center.

Elementary Schools:

Achievable Dream Academy Mara Yoko, 886-7985 ext. 18581 - (BLOG)
Carver Charles Brooks, 283-7861 ext. 67580
Charles Breshell Jackson Nevels, 283-7816 ext. 21580
Deer Park Tanya Jones, 928-6846 ext. 37580
Discovery Stem Academy Grace Taylor, 591-4743 ext. 42580
Dutrow Chrystal Bailey, 283-7803 ext. 36580
Epes Mara Yoko, 886-7985 ext. 18581 - (BLOG)
General Stanford Donna Thornton, 591-4963 ext. 30582
Greenwood Alyssa Wiggs, 886-7744 ext. 33580
Hidenwood David Carroll, 591-4766 ext. 34580
Hilton Grace Taylor, 591-4743 ext. 42580
Jenkins Mara Yoko, 886-7985 ext. 18581 - (BLOG)
Kiln Creek Alyssa Wiggs, 886-7744 ext. 33580
Lee Hall Mara Yoko, 886-7985 ext. 18581 - (BLOG)
McIntosh Chrystal Bailey, 283-7803 ext. 36580
Nelson Sara Chopp, 591-4963 ext. 30581
Newsome Park Chrystal Bailey, 283-7803 ext. 36580
Palmer Grace Taylor, 591-4743 ext. 42580
Richneck Tanya Jones, 928-6846 ext. 37580
Riverside Emily Lafountain, 591-4917 ext. 54580
Sanford Charles Brooks, 283-7861 ext. 67580
Saunders Emily Lafountain, 591-4917 ext. 54580
Sedgefield Breshell Jackson Nevels, 283-7816 ext. 21580
Yates Alyssa Wiggs, 886-7744 ext. 33580

Middle Schools:

Achievable Dream Middle & High Stephanie Gore, 247-2568 ext. 17580 - (BLOG)
Crittenden David Carroll, 591-4766 ext. 34580
Dozier Alyssa Wiggs, 886-7744 ext. 33580
Gildersleeve Breshell Jackson Nevels, 283-7816 ext. 21580
Hines Grace Taylor, 591-4743 ext. 42580
Huntington Tanya Jones, 928-6846 ext. 37580
Passage Charles Brooks, 283-7861 ext. 67580
Washington Stephanie Gore, 247-2568 ext. 17580 - (BLOG)

High Schools:

Achievable Dream Middle & High Stephanie Gore, 247-2568 ext. 17580 - (BLOG)
Denbigh Tanya Jones, 928-6846 ext. 37580
Heritage Stephanie Gore, 247-2568 ext. 17580 - (BLOG)
Menchville Emily Lafountain, 591-4917 ext. 54580
Warwick Charles Brooks, 283-7861 ext. 67580
Woodside David Carroll, 591-4766 ext. 34580