Whittier School Social Worker

The social worker has a multi-faceted role in the school setting: mental health consultant, assessment and planning support, collaborative member of multidisciplinary teams, and connecting families/students to community resources. 

As stated on the Minnesota School Social Workers Association website, “School social workers help remove barriers to academic success by: partnering with administration, supporting teachers, serving students, engaging families and collaborating with outside agencies.”

Pre-K – 2nd grade:  Ms. Laura Sanchez Garcia, School Social Worker 

Leave a voicemail for Laura at 612-668-4183 (checked once per day) or email her at laura.sanchezgarcia@mpls.k12.mn.us


3rd - 5th Grades: Ms. Tasha Novotny, School Social Worker

Leave a NON-urgent voicemail for Tasha at 612-668-4177 (checked once per day); you can also call or text her at 612-293-5505 or email her at tasha.novotny@mpls.k12.mn.us


For more information about our Whittier School Social Workers please click here!