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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. My job sometimes requires talking to students about things that have happened to them that are hard to deal with. One of the things that I love about my job is talking and getting to know my students as well as their families or caretakers.
       A brief overview of my background: 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 and my husband 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). 
      On my free time, I am part of two boards in Saint Cloud: FACT (Feeding Area Children Together), and UniteCloud (non-profit dedicated to advocate for community members who are experiencing bullying, discrimination). I also enjoy activities such as reading, photography, cooking, and swimming. My favorite animal is the "seagull" because seagulls fly freely on the ocean.
     "One kind word can warm three months of winter"
      Japanese proverb