Mrs. Michelle Cello

Phone: M/W/Th - 610-957-5114 T/Th/F - 610-622-7000 ext. 2310

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Millersville University - Bachelors of Arts in Social Work Widener University - Master's in Social Work Bryn Mawr College - Home & School Visitor Certification

Mrs. Michelle Cello

Hello, my name is Michelle Cello and I am the part-time school social worker at both Walter M. Senkow Elementary School. I am proud to be a member of the Upper Darby family and look forward to working with our students and families.

As the school social worker, I meet with students to offer academic and social support and work with families, providing resources and strengthening relationships with their children and with the school. Also, I work with the school staff, including teachers, administrators, psychologists, and nurses to provide important resources, consultation and information about the students, families and outside resources.

 

  • A sample of some of the things I do as the school social worker is listed below:
  • Provide individual and group (lunch bunch) support
  • Provide in classroom groups 
  • Assist students to improve self-esteem, social-skills and self-control
  • Teach children to advocate for themselves while advocating with them
  • Family/student needs assessments
  • Encourage school attendance and parental involvement
  • Home visits
  • Services for homeless students/families
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Referrals to community agencies/coordination of services with community agencies
  • Report suspected child abuse/neglect
  • Liaison between school/family/community