Student Support Services

Social & Emotional Services


Nicole Sims and Rosanna Clark

Special Education Social Workers

We 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.

Tanyea Bingham

General Education Social Worker

 I provide:

*Social/Emotional/Crisis intervention support for students/families

*Check grades/attendance

*Communicate with parents

*Home visits when appropriate

*Collaborate with teachers and staff

*Assist students to stay on track to graduate

*Attend meetings for students

*Summer school for students

*Advocate for students

 Academic and Transition Services

Dalton Allen

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!

Director - Tonya Waller,

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