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Michelle Nelson, School Social Worker

School Social Worker for the 11th and 12th grade

This is my first year as a social worker Washburn High School and I’ve coached cheerleading here for the last 4 years. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Minnesota State University Mankato and went on to receive my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University.

I have lived in south Minneapolis my entire life and am a MPS graduate. I enjoy sports, gardening and cooking.

At Washburn I support students in grades 11 &12 with many things including school success, mental health, homelessness and housing and referrals to other supports in the community.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at During distance learning, you may call or text me at my Google Voice phone number: 612-440-3412.

Check out my virtual office for some resources and to schedule an appointment.