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School Social Work Department

Hello OWL Community:

We have two full-time School Social Workers at Open World Learning (OWL) - Michelle and Paige. Michelle has her clinical license in Social Work (LICSW) and received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. She began working for St. Paul Public Schools in 1998 - she worked at Highland Park Middle School for 18 years and OWL for the last 6 years. 

Paige received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University and has her license in social work (LGSW). She's completed two School Social Work internships within Saint Paul Public Schools. Her foundation internship was at Johnson High School and her clinical internship was at OWL. She is delighted to continue her work at OWL.

We primarily work with students who receive special education services and students who may need additional emotional health and/or crisis support. We are experienced in working with students with trauma backgrounds. We provide counseling support to students individually or in groups. We are also available to consult with teachers and staff about students, and we regularly interact with parents. 

We love being School Social Workers because we can provide emotional support to students directly and indirectly through our interactions with staff/teachers and parents. Our goal is to help students feel academic, social, and emotional success. 

We are looking forward to working with students, staff, and parents this year!

Resources are listed below. If you have any questions/concerns, please reach out to us!

Michelle Romano, MSW, LICSW & Paige Geck, MSW, LGSW and
School Social Workers - Open World Learning (OWL) 
Phone: (651) 744-3398 and (651) 744-2359
Fax: (651) 293-5308

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