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School Social Workers

School social work is a subset of the larger field of social work practice. School social workers contribute special expertise and abilities to the school system and the student services team. School Social Workers are certified mental health specialists who may help with mental health issues, behavioral issues, positive behavioral assistance, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators, and individual and group counseling/therapy. School social workers play an important role in advancing the objective of schools, which is to offer a space for teaching, learning, and the development of competence and confidence. School social workers are recruited by school districts to help the district fulfill its academic purpose, particularly when family, school, and community collaboration is critical to student success. ​

Kyoko Henson

Linton Middle School

Shannon Keating

Penn Hills Elementary School

Ashley Smith

Penn Hills High School

Recent News

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26 and NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29.

As we close out our current school year, we also remind you of the following:

Community-Based Reform Initiatives

Dr. Nancy Hines, Superintendent, addresses the board about community-based reform efforts being undertaken by the District in collaboration with community-based agencies and groups.

Class of 2023 Commencement

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 will be held on June 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., the event will be broadcast live on 


Athletics and Activities Presentation

Stephanie Strauss, the district athletic director, gave a presentation to the board of directors about Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), college recruitment, and public relations during the regular voting meeting in April.

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