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Michelle Nelson, School Social Worker

Welcome to the 2022/2023 school year! I am the School Social Worker for 9th and 10th graders.

This is my third year as a social worker Washburn High School and I’ve coached cheerleading here for 8 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 9 & 10 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 You may call or text me at my Google Voice phone number: 612-440-3412.