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