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Jessica Adams

School Social Worker, LSW

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Hi! My name is Mrs. Adams and I am the school social worker here at Kendallvue. I graduated from a small school in Rhode Island in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. At this time, I picked up and moved from the East Coast to Colorado where I took a year off to navigate this beautiful new state and decide what my next steps would be! Although I have always been passionate about the importance of academics, it was clear to me how easily a child’s social and emotional struggles can cause barriers in their ability to successfully access their education. Because of this, I decided to change my path of becoming a teacher and enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver where I obtained my Masters in Social Work. I entered into the Kendallvue community in August of 2018 and have loved every second of working with such an amazing staff, involved families, and wonderful students. 

When I’m not at Kendallvue, I spend most of my time with my husband and two rescue dogs, Dunkin and Cooper! I love being active outdoors and am always looking for new places to hike and explore throughout the state. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends whenever possible. I enjoy listening to music, cooking (and eating) good food, teaching myself how to garden (it’s a work and progress!), and working on DIY projects around my house. 

Although my summer has been wonderful and relaxing, I am SO excited to start my second year here at Kendallvue in just a few short weeks. I love feeling needed by others and helping out however I can. Whether I am teaching new social/emotional skills, providing a piece of advice, advocating for a student’s needs within the classroom, or providing a safe space for a student to go when they just need someone to listen to them, I absolutely love my job!
Voicemail: 303-982-7984

Jessica.Adams@jeffco.k12.co.us

 

Brooke DeGroat 

School Social Worker

 

Hi! My name is Brooke DeGroat and this will be my first year here at Kendallvue Elementary School as one of the School Social Workers. I have been working with families and children in the field of social work for over 15 years in a variety of capacities. I started my career in social work focused on working with families and individuals facing homelessness and poverty through non-profit organizations. I also worked in human services for two years supporting families in crisis and need of resources. After serving as a Clinical Supervisor for a community mental health center for almost two years, I transitioned into working as the school social worker at Platte Canyon School District for the past two years.  

 

I received my Bachelors of Arts in English at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I completed my first year of graduate studies at Syracuse University in upstate New York. I then transferred to the University of Denver to complete my Masters in Social Work. I am a passionate lifelong learner and love challenging myself to think outside of the box and engage in collaborative problem solving.  

 

When I am not at work, I love to hike, bike and explore the mountains as well as do yoga and meditate. I have three children, a son, daughter, and step-daughter who keep me busy and playing throughout the day. My partner and I love to do anything outside together as a family! 

 

I look forward to working with the Kendallvue students and families as we learn and grow together! 

brooke.degroat@jeffco.k12.co.us


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