Welcome to the High School Social Worker!
Kari Prestemon, MSW, LICSW
I started in the Northfield District in 2004. I have been at the High School school for the last 6 years. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Luther College and my Masters of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I previously worked as a therapist/ counselor for 20 years. I live in Northfield with my husband and four children.
What is a School Social Worker?
School Social Workers provide services for students, parents, families and teachers. For students, school social workers can offer academic, emotional and social support. For parent and families, school social workers can give skills and support to strengthen relationships with their children and school. For teachers and other school staff-school social workers work cooperatively with teachers to ensure the best academic progress for all students; also school social workers can provide information and referrals for working with students and families.