Garrett County Public Schools Bus #34 on the southern end of the county is running 30 minutes late this morning.

Student Services

School Social Work Services

Social Work Mantra. I am the last defense. The lone voice. A fighter. A listener. A helper. A healer
School Social Workers are an integral link between school, home and the community in helping students achieve academic success. They work directly with school administrators as well as students and families providing leadership in forming school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management and support services. As part of an interdisciplinary team to help students succeed, school social workers also facilitate community involvement in the schools while advocating for student success. (NASW)
School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy. (SSWAA)
Awards given to social workers
National School Social Work Week Proclamation - March 2-6, 2020
Mr. Rodney Glotfelty, Board Member, recognized National School Social Work Week, March 2 – 6, 2020, by presenting a proclamation. “Beacon of Hope: School Social Workers – Lighting the Way” is the theme for School Social Work Week 2020. GCPS School Social Workers, Carrie Hook and Shannon Haley and Mental Health Coordinator, Mary VanSickle, accepted the proclamation. Ms. Barbara Baker, Superintendent of Schools, is also pictured.

Meet the Social Workers

Mary VanSickle, LCSW-C, Mental Health Coordinator for Garrett County Public Schools
Mary VanSickle
301-334-8900 x.8953
Shannon Haley, LCSW-C, School Social Worker for Southern End Schools (Swan Meadow, Yough Glades, Broad Ford, Crellin, Southern Middle, and Southern High)
Shannon Haley
Carrie Hook, LCSW-C, School Social Worker for Northern End Schools (Accident, Route 40, Friendsville, Grantsville, Northern Middle and Northern High)
Carrie Hook
301-746-8863 ext 2520
You Matter.


Please feel free to reach out to us if we can help connect you to resources. Here are some of our most commonly accessed services:
Local Mental Health Providers:

24/7 National Suicide Hotline Number


or text HOME to 741741