Donna Maisel » At-Risk Specialist

At-Risk Specialist

My name is Donna Maisel, and I am excited to be the At-Risk Specialist at C.E. King High School.  I grew up in Louisiana, and I earned my Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology from Louisiana State University. Geaux Tigers!  I later earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Washington, Tacoma.  I have worked in public school as a school social worker in both Washington State and Florida, and I have years of experience working with children in foster care and adolescents on probation.  I am an avid LSU football fan, and I have a daughter, three dogs, and a fish at home who keep me busy.  Most of my free time is spent at the gym or with my family.

I have chosen school social work as my career because I love working with adolescents, and I greatly value education.  However, I understand that when students are struggling with family dynamics, social problems, and emotional issues, their academic performance may be a challenge.  I specialize in providing Trauma Informed care and assistance to students who need support.  I help students with coping skills, communication skills, and emotional or behavior regulation skills.  I provide support on either a long-term or short-term basis depending on the student’s needs.  I believe wholeheartedly in treating each student with dignity and respect.

I provide individual and group intervention based on our students’ needs.  Group topics may range from stress management skills to grief and loss. I provide support to students at KHS, Early College, and KASE.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your students and let me know how I can provide support.