Hello Westwood Students and Families!
My name is Rachel Hammarberg and I am very excited to be serving as the Social Worker at Westwood Elementary School! I look forward to providing additional supports to ensure the best learning climate for our students. Please feel free to email, call, or stop by with any questions or concerns.
This is my fifth year working in Bloomington Public Schools. I graduated with my MSW from Augsburg in the spring of 2015, and received my LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker license) in 2019. Beyond my work for BPS, I have completed 2 practicums as a Children's Mental Health Case Manager in Hennepin County and as a School Social Worker for St. Paul Public Schools. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a Special Education paraprofessional and a school-based child care counselor. I have also worked in the business realm for Loffler companies and Cigna Behavioral Health.
In my spare time I enjoy reading a good novel, spending time with family and friends, and partaking in the occasional adventurous activity (rockclimbing, skydiving, etc). I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone and finding out so much more about each of you and your families!
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt