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Mrs. Garcia
Social Worker - Haines

About Me...

 Staff PhotoI am a licensed social worker, and I strive to assist students in overcoming social-emotional barriers that inhibit their success in school and in life.  I advocate for student needs, and also assist students in developing positive self-advocacy skills.  I strongly value the importance of collaboration between students, families, teachers, and school staff.  The core values around which I build my practice are outlined in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, and include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.  Prior to working as a School Social Worker, I have had experience working as a mental health professional and counselor in a variety of settings with both adults and children.  I use a variety of research-based approaches when working with children.  This is my second year working in New Lenox School District 122.  I feel so lucky in that I love what I do, and I look forward to coming to work each day! 

Quick Facts...

Years at NLSD:

This year is my second year working for NLSD122.