Phone: (719) 867-8663
Degrees and Certifications:
BSW Wright State University MSW Florida State University LSW-Ohio LMSW-Texas LSW-Colorado Special Services Provider; School Social Work
School social workers are mental health professionals licensed to provide services that promote social, emotional and behavioral adjustment in school and in society.
I have been working in the Social Work field since 1997 and LOVE helping others. I started out attending Community College receiving my Associate's degree in Human Services in 1998 in my home town of Lima, Ohio (Go Buckeyes). As I worked in the helping field I found that I wanted to do more. With some excellent Social Work mentors' guidance I went back to school and finished my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 2003 at Wright State University and in 2008 received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Florida State University. As a Licensed Social Worker I get to help those who are struggling find a healthy and successful way to cope when life gets tough. Throughout my Social Work career I have worked in early childhood development, domestic violence awareness, crisis intervention, rape and suicide prevention, with older adults, and adoption.
We moved to the Monument area in June of 2015 and plan to stay! As a military spouse I have had the opportunity to live in Nevada, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Alaska, Missouri, Texas and now Colorado. My husband just retired from the Air Force and is working in the civilian world. I have two boys who are also in District 38 at Kilmer and LPHS. We have one dog and one cat.
Please feel free to contact me at DSell@lewispalmer.org or (719)867-8663
There is incredible power in showing care, empathy and acknowledgment -Mary Abbott, 2017 Illinois School Social Worker of the Year