Social Work and Community Resources

A school social worker is a specialist in the area of social work and education who serves the needs of students, parents, and educators within the school setting. 

School social workers serve as a link between the school, home, and community of individual students.  The rationale for the presence of social workers in the school is to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn by addressing problems that interfere with the student’s achievement, or school adjustment. The school social worker attempts to coordinate family, school, and community resources to resolve these needs.  The school social worker works as part of a team of professionals in the school.  This team strives to help students, parents, and school personnel provide the most positive educational experience possible.

We have compiled a list of organizations that meet the unique needs of our student body. Resources include housing assistance, food banks, community resources, and more.

Community Resource List

Our School Social Workers currently operate our Panther Pantry. Items in the pantry are used to help families in need. We welcome and appreciate donations.  

Click here or scan the QR code below to donate to the Panther Pantry and Clothing Closet.

 

Rhonda Cole, LCSW

Schools Served: Middle Schools, High Schools, and Summit Education Center
Contact Information: rcole@duncanvilleisd.org

Shanice Dessein, LMSW

Schools Served: Elementary and
Intermediate Schools  
Contact Information: sdessein@duncanvilleisd.org