Business Networking Luncheon August 2017
South Washington County Schools: Supporting Our Students' Mental Health Needs Through Personalization
A new school year is about to begin! Attend this month's chamber luncheon and hear about District 833's plans for the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Keith Jacobus will discuss the district's strategic plan objective of personalization and how that has led to district-wide programs to provide support for the mental health needs of students. South Washington County Schools provides a range of school behavioral and mental health supports including school counselors, psychologists and social workers.
This presentation will include an overview of mental health areas of expertise for licensed support services including bullying, prohibition/prevention, chemical health, suicide prevention/intervention, crisis intervention, and early signs and symptoms of mental illness training. Jonathan Hunt, Park High School Assistant Principal, and Tara Dahlager, school social worker in the district, will join Superintendent Jacobus in discussing the work being done on these issues. Both Dahlager and Hunt have led mental health initiatives across South Washington County Schools.
In addition to the discussion on mental health, Superintendent Jacobus will give an update about District 833"s "Partners in Education" initiative as well as provide information on the upcoming fall referendum.
About The Speakers:
Keith Jacobus, Ph.D., has been the superintendent for South Washington County Schools for the past five years. Before joining the South Washington County Schools, Jacobus served as Assistant Superintendent of Leadership, Teaching and Learning, for the Osseo Area School District in Osseo, Minnesota. Jacobus’ degrees include a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, a Masters in Education from Lesley College and a B.S. from Colorado State University.
Tara Dahlager (MSW, LICSW) has worked as a school social worker for South Washington County Schools for the past 23 years. She has provided direct social work practice at the elementary level, addressing social/emotional needs of students and has helped to lead district-wide initiatives in the areas of social, emotional and behavioral health for PreK-12 students.
Jonathan Hunt has worked as an assistant principal for South Washington County Schools at Park High School for the past three years. His background includes nearly 25 years supporting students in various settings including residential treatment, corrections, and K-12 public education. Hunt has also served on planning committees for various mental and chemical awareness events since joining the district.
The Woodbury Chamber Business Networking Luncheon offers a chance to network and learn more about an interesting topic each month while enjoying a delicious catered lunch.
Please Note: Chamber Ambassadors will be collecting school supplies at this luncheon to donate to the South Washington Alternative High School!