Social Work Services

Richard Dirmeyer, Supervisor
(757) 283-7850 x.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


Denbigh Early Childhood Donna Thornton, 591-4963 x.30582
Gatewood PEEP Sara Chopp and Donna Thornton, 591-4963 x.30582
Marshall Early Childhood Sara Chopp, 591-4963 x.30581
Watkins Early Childhood Sara Chopp, 591-4963 x.30581

All PEEP Social Workers are based out of Gatewood PEEP Center.

Elementary Schools

Achievable Dream Academy Mara Yoko, 886-7985 x.18581 - (BLOG)
Carver LaToya Holliday, 591-4950 x.20563
Charles Alyssa Cottone, 928-6810 x.47131
Deer Park Shannon Rivera, 591-4950 x.20563
Discovery Stem Academy Ebony Fisher, 928-6838 x.42580
Dutrow Chrystal Bailey, 283-7803 x.36580
General Stanford Donna Thornton, 591-4963 x.30582
Greenwood Alyssa Cottone, 886-7744 x.33580
Hidenwood Shannon Rivera, 591-4766 x.34580
Hilton Renee Garrett, 928-6838 x.42580
Jenkins Mara Yoko, 886-7985 x.18581 - (BLOG)
Katherine Johnson Alyssa Cottone, 591-4670 x.10413
Kiln Creek Stephanie Leek, 591-4917 x.54580
Knollwood Meadows Sara Chopp, 591-4963 x.30581
McIntosh Chrystal Bailey, 283-7803 x.36580
Newsome Park Maria Henriquez, 283-7803 x.36580
Palmer Maria Henriquez, 591-4670 x.10413
Richneck Lindsey Brown, 591-4766 x.34580
Riverside LaToya Holliday, 591-4917 x.54580
Sanford Donna Thornton, 283-7861 x.67580
Saunders Renee Garrett, 886-7744 x.33580
Sedgefield Stephanie Leek, 928-6810 x.47131
Stoney Run Mara Yoko, 886-7985 x.18581 - (BLOG)
Yates Shannon Rivera, 591-4950 x.20563

Middle Schools

Achievable Dream Middle & High Ebony Fisher, 247-2568 x.17580
Crittenden Shawn Fauntleroy, 247-2568 x.17580
Ella Fitzgerald Chrystal Bailey, 283-7803 x.36580
Gildersleeve Maria Henriquez, 591-4670 x.10413
Hines Shawn Fauntleroy, 928-6838 x.42580
Huntington LaToya Holliday, 247-2568 x.17580
Passage Lindsey Brown, 283-7861 x.67580
Washington Ebony Fisher, 247-2568 x.17580

High Schools

Achievable Dream Middle & High Ebony Fisher, 247-2568 x.17580
Denbigh Lindsey Brown, 591-4766 x.34580
Heritage LaToya Holliday, 247-2568 x.17580
Menchville Renee Garrett, 591-4917 x.54580
Warwick Shawn Fauntleroy, 283-7861 x.67580
Woodside Stephanie Leek, 928-6810 x.47131