Bio, Contact, and Professional Info

Phone: 734-439-5861


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.