In my role as the Middle and High School Social Worker, I provide support through a strength based approach to students and families who are struggling with social-emotional and/or behavioral issues as well as any environmental issues in the family, school and/or community. My overall goal is to reduce and/or eliminate any barriers to students’ capacity for learning and help them to develop the skills to become resilient, healthy lifelong learners.I collaborate closely with staff and our student services teams in both buildings and provide advocacy, consultation, referral and information, crisis intervention, and case management. In my role as the District Safe & Drug Free Schools Program Coordinator, I provide leadership and planning with the development and implementation of evidence based strategies and programs in the areas of mental health, social-emotional learning, and alcohol & other drug abuse prevention. MHASD seeks and has been awarded the State AODA grants through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction every two years. These funds enable the district to pursue evidence based AODA and safety curriculum for students, offer evidence based training such as Mental Health First Aid, Restorative Practices and Safe Zone trainings, and implement the youth risk surveys to students in 7th through 12th grade.I also provide Transition Educational Programming (TEP) services to students and families in grades 6-12 who are struggling with mobility issues and need support, information and referral services.I have included community resources guides, links and websites to assist youth and families on a variety of topics. Please feel free to reach out to me via email or by calling me at either of my office numbers.
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Carol Nickles, LCSW
(608) 437-7123 (High School) and x 3278 (Middle School)
Early Learning Center/Primary CenterandIntermediate Center School Social Worker
As the K-5 school social worker, I work with students, staff and families. I am also part of the building's Student Services Team. My goal is to support the wellbeing of students and their families so the students can learn and thrive in their school environment. This may include individual or group counseling, connecting families to local resources, and serving on different teams and committees dedicated to serving each student's unique needs. I also provide Transition Educational Programming (TEP) services to students and families in grades K-5 who are struggling with mobility issues and need support, information, and referral services.
I have previous experience working with all grade levels from 4K-12th grade in a variety of community and school settings in the Dane County area. I genuinely enjoy working with youth and encourage their adults at home to be part of their student's school team by contacting me if you have questions or concerns!
K-5 School Social Worker
Mount Horeb Area School District