Social work services are provided at all schools in Elkhart Community Schools, with full-time social workers assigned in the PACE Preschool, and at Beardsley, Beck, Cleveland, Hawthorne, Roosevelt, Woodland Elementary schools, as well as at all secondary schools including Tipton Street Center. Part-time services are provided at Bristol, Daly, Eastwood, Feeser, Monger, Osolo, Pinewood, and Riverview. Additionally, full-time social work is provided for special education transition.
Social workers provide a number of services including individual and group counseling, attendance monitoring, helping families connect with needed community services, helping parents complete social-developmental histories required when psychological testing is warranted, assisting when families are in need of food, shelter, clothing, and a variety of other activities intended to help assure that students are in school under the best circumstances for them to be successful.
Parent Resource Coordinators
Elkhart Community Schools’ ten Title 1 schools, those with a large number of low income families in their attendance areas, are making a real effort to serve not only the children in their districts, but also the students’ parents and guardians.
Each of the Title I schools employs a Parent Support Coordinator to help parents find the community resources they need to better the lives of their families.
Parent Support Coordinators provide information on everything from how to obtain tutoring services for children to job guidance and finding resources for paying bills.
Social Workers Contact Information
Beardsley: Jan Beutter (262-5575)
Beck: Carolyn Peters (295-4830)
Bristol: Lindsay Burnett (848-7421)
Cleveland: Susan Clifton (262-5580)
Daly: Julie Hinzmann (295-4870)
Eastwood: Jantha Havens (262-5583)
Feeser: Julie Hinzmann (262-5586)
Hawthorne: Jamie Rininger (295-4820)
Monger: Emily Lewandowski (295-4860)
Osolo: Jantha Havens (262-5590)
Pinewood: Lindsay Burnett (262-5595)
Riverview: Emily Lewandowski (295-4850)
Roosevelt: Dennis Copeland (295-4840)
Woodland: Gayla Konanz (262-5578)
North Side: Tracey Miller (262-5570)
Pierre Moran: Eulah Mitchell (295-4805)
West Side: Jami Presswood (295-4815)
LIFE/Tipton Street Center: Mae Sims/Donna Gildea (295-4903)
Central: Sherwin Simon (295-4722)
Memorial: Dave Replogle (262-5607)
LIFE/Tipton Street Center: Donna Gildea (295-4903)
PACE Preschool: Rhonda Landgraf (262-5833)
Special Education Transitions: Deb Pinnyei (295-4903)