Michael Elphick, LCSW - School Social Worker - Sperry High School

  • Hello,

    I work full-time at the high school with grades 10 - 12.  

    My office is located in the Counseling Center.  

    I can be reached at 359-5236 or Melphick@rhnet.org

    I earned my Bachelor's in Interpersonal Communication from SUNY Brockport and my Master's of Social Work from the University at Buffalo.  

    I worked for five years at Hillside Children's Center, two years in their Foster Care program and 3 years as Coordinator of the Substance Abuse program.  

    I was previously Certified as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.  Prior to coming to RH I worked at SUNY Brockport in the Counseling Center and as a Resident Director. 

    My duties @ RH include,                                                                                                    

     *helping students with social/emotional concerns                                                        * consulting with faculty and staff                                                                               * facilitating student support groups                                                                            *assisting with Special Education services for students                                                    *making connections with parents

    *liaison for community services                                                                                      *crisis intervention and counseling                                                                                  *assisting with student management 

    I am fortunate to be a Co-Advisor to the Natural Helpers program (See sub-page), along with Janice Hargrave, School Social Worker and Lea Theuer, School Nurse Teacher. 

    A sub-group of Natural Helpers is the BIG (Mentoring Program) (Under the Natural Helpers).  

    Additionally, I have had the pleasure of helping behind the scenes the past couple of years on Spotlight Theatre's productions.  They're an impressive group of students, staff, and parents!