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     Maria Greaves
     School Social Worker
     MSW LGSW 
     South Junior High
     320-370-7240
     Fax: 320-529-4331
     maria.greaves@isd742.org
     
     
     
     
     
         Hello! I am the school social worker at South Junior High. I work with students to help them function well in school. I also provide students and their families with resources in the community. My job sometimes, requires talking to students about things that have happened to them that are hard to deal with.
     
        I was born in Santiago, Chile and I moved to the United States with my husband and my older daughter, Daniela. I finished my Associate degree in Graphic Design in Gainesville, Florida. In 2004, I moved with my husband and younger daughter, Shannon, to Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Both of my daughters graduated from college, and they are working in their careers; they are my inspiration and my happiness.
     
         Minnesota's winters were hard for me the first couple of years, but now I have gotten used to cold temperatures.
     
         In 2009, I decided to go back to school. I enrolled in Saint Cloud State University, and I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work in 2013. I then went back to school in 2018 and graduated with a Master Degree in Social Work. Currently, I am working on my LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)nlicense.
     
         This is my seven year in the school district, and I hope to continue working for many years to come. One of the things that I love about my job is talking to my students and getting to know them and their families or caretakers. I also enjoy activities such as reading, photography, cooking, and swimming. My favorite animal is the "seagull" because seagulls can fly freely anywhere by the ocean.
     
     
    Please, feel free to contact me by email or phone at:
    maria.greaves@isd742.org
    320-370-7240
     
    "One kind word can warm three months of winter"
                                                        Japanese proverb