Bio, Contact, and Professional Info
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Psychology, Vassar College, 2001 MSW, University of Michigan School of Social Work, 2006 Fully licensed in the state of Michigan (LMSW)
Ms. Emily Fitzgerald
It's hard to believe that I am entering my 12th year as a school social worker! During this time, I have zigzagged across the country- earning my MSW at the University of Michigan, then working for many years in Washington, DC, before moving back to Michigan. I am now in my 4th year as a school social worker for Milan Area Schools, and I also teach graduate-level classes at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work.
When I'm not working, I am usually spending time with my husband and our two daughters (ages 4 and 2!). As a family, we love going for walks, playing at playgrounds, listening to music, reading, telling stories, and being outside. I also love to cook (which I do every day), kayak (which I almost never do), ride my bike, read, run, and play guitar.
School Social Worker, Symons Elementary
At its core, my job is to support students at school so that nothing gets in the way of their learning. More specifically, I support students' social and emotional well-being by providing individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, check-ins, resources and tools, and by working in close consultation with teachers and parents.