Social & Emotional ServicesSpecial Education Social WorkersWe work specifically with a caseload of students that have social work services on their IEP. We work with any students in crisis situations to provide mental health assistance along with supporting teachers and students in the classroom.
Fred Willer, LMSW
General Education Social Worker
I am the social worker for the general education students. I also am director of the USD 501 clothing bank and the HPHS resource and food pantry, all run through my office. I provide social and emotional support and counseling, including, but not limited to crisis/grief counseling and conflict mediation. My goal is provide a more open and supportive school environment for our students and their families.
Migrant Social Worker
I am the Migrant Education Program (MEP) Social Worker. I provide:
*Social/Emotional/Crisis intervention support for MEP students/families
*Refer MEP families for community resources
*Communicate with parents
*Home visits when appropriate
*Collaborate with teachers and staff
*Assist MEP students to stay on track to graduate
*Attend meetings for MEP students
*Summer school for MEP students
*Advocate for MEP students
Academic and Transition Services
Site Coordinator, KU GEAR UP
KU GEAR UP is a cohort-based grant which will follow and work with the entire classes of 2020 and 2021 (current 10th and 11th graders) until they graduate. We provide programming and support needed to ensure our students are ready to graduate on time and move on to college including college knowledge, college search, financial aid, parent events, and tutoring in and after school. If freshmen have any questions about college, the process of getting to college, or whether they are able to go to college, please feel free to refer them to me or have me come to your room and talk with them!