Social Work Services

School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the special services team. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the purpose of the schools: To provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence.

School social workers are hired by the District to enhance the District's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school, and community collaboration is the key to achieving that mission.

Some of the areas help is provided include:

  • Mental Health Issues
  • IEP Students
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Intervention
  • Teacher/Principal/Counselor Consultations
  • Mentor Coordinator
  • Pirates R.O.C.K.

For more information or to reach one of the social workers, please call 816-858-7001.

Mission Statement

The Platte County R-3 School District social workers provide services that enhance and promote the educational, emotional, and social needs of students and families in order for them to make use of the resources available to them to achieve their full potential within their home, school, and community.

Social Work Services Staff

There are social workers placed throughout the District. Each one is trained and ready to give their support to students and families in need of assistance.

Krystal Short
Krystal Short
Compass Elementary
Stephanie Richison
Stephanie Richison
Barry School
Dene't Wyckoff
Dene't Wyckoff
Siegrist Elementary
Lisa Bean
Lisa Bean
Platte City Middle School
Heather Schuller
Heather Schuller
Pathfinder Elementary
Melissa Falk
Melissa Falk 
Platte County High School
Darbi Keene
Darbi Keene
Platte County High School

 

DESE Website for Trauma

Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the "Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative." For more information, visit: http://dese.mo.gov/traumainformed