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     Maria Greaves
     School Social Worker
     MSW LGSW 
     South Junior High
     Room 206-B
     Fax: 320-529-4331
       Hello! I am the school social worker at South Junior High. I provide moral and instrumental support, access to services, advocacy to address the student's needs, and mental health services to help the student deal with anxiety and trauma. My job sometimes requires talking to students about things that have happened to them that are hard to deal with.
       A brief overview of my background is that I was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to the United States in 1985. I am married to Edward Greaves and have two daughters, Daniela and Shannon. Both of them graduated from college, and they are working in their careers. My daughters are my inspiration and happiness.
      In regard to my education I have a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Social Work. Currently, I am getting my supervision to get the LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker). One of my goals in life is to never stop learning. One of the things that I love about my job is talking to my students and getting to know them as well as their families or caretakers. 
      In my free time, I am part of two boards in Saint Cloud: FACT (Feeding Area Children Together), and UniteCloud (an organization dedicated to resolving racial, religious, and cultural tension in Central Minnesota. I also enjoy activities such as reading, photography, cooking, and swimming. My favorite animal is the "seagull" because seagulls fly freely by the ocean.
     "One kind word can warm three months of winter"
      Japanese proverb