What is a school social worker?
School social workers pick up where teachers leave off. They are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and /or society. School social workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect service to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success.
Theresa Escobar, LMSW
My name is Theresa Escobar. I received my social work degree from SUNY Stony Brook. I am a licensed social worker and certified school social worker. I have been working at the Hampton Bays Elementary School for 16 years.
Over the years I have worked in mental health clinics, counseling agencies and various school districts. I am also Spanish speaking and I enjoy working with children and families. I am happy to be a part of the Hampton Bays school district.
Kaitlyn Gange, LMSW
What is a school psychologist?
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. We often partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face.
Christine Anselmo, Psy.D
My name is Christine Anselmo. I received my Masters from St. John's University and my doctorate from Hofstra University. I am a certified school psychologist and a NYS licensed clinical psychologist.
I received my initial tenure as an employee of the East Hampton School District where I worked and resided for 10 years. When I moved further west in 2001 to further my education, I was lucky enough to find a position in the Hampton Bays Schools. I am happy to say that I have lived and worked here ever since.