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QCUSD Social Work

Our School Prevention Coordinators/Social Workers play a critical role in our schools. They help parents, students and school staff identify needs that interfere with learning and provide a variety of services to students to enhance their social-emotional well-being. The Coordinators work with families to increase parental engagement by bridging school, home and community so our students can be as successful as possible. In addition, our Coordinators provide school-wide prevention and intervention services in order to help raise awareness and education to the school community in topics such as substance abuse, mental health, and various behavior issues that disrupt the learning environment.

ASPIRE Summer Opportunity for Junior High & High School Students

Hello QCUSD Families!

The perfect summertime opportunity! We are offering both students and parents the opportunity to complete “A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience (ASPIRE).” ASPIRE is a free, bilingual online and evidence-based program geared toward helping junior high and high school teens learn to be tobacco-free while explaining the dangers of tobacco and nicotine use. This program also addresses teens and vaping, E-cigs, Hookah, JUUL, and synthetic marijuana; which is a growing epidemic among our teens.

Please watch the ASPIRE trailer below along with a Channel 12 News segment demonstrating the program.

Please review our site. You will find prevention/intervention resources to help your family during this time. If you have any questions or would like to register for the ASPIRE program, please email the school prevention coordinator/social worker:

Or check us out on social media:

  • Twitter: @QCUSDsocialwork
  • Facebook: @QCUSDsocialwork

Presentations/Webinars

Pandemic Parenting - How to Reach, Teach, and Support iGen Students

Substance Abuse: Understanding the Influence

Join us for our upcoming parent program with notMYkid to gain critical information about how to protect your children and/or extended family members from the growing problem of substance abuse and addiction on Tuesday, May 12 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. You will learn the most recent trends and common drugs of abuse in our communities and how to prevent the pain and grief of addiction from impacting your own family. The evening will include:

  • Tips on talking to your family about substance.
  • An overview of legal implications.
  • Resources on how to create a family prevention plan.

Please note that this presentation is for adults only as the content not suitable for children. Parents and guardians can join the Zoom virtual presentation.

    Be in the Know - The World of Vaping

    This 60 minute presentation addresses the harms and consequences of vaping in youth. It educates youth and adults of the choices teens make today that will have a lasting impact on their health. The course focuses on the illegal substances being used in vapes, as well as the health risks and legal ramifications. The webinar offers suggestions on how to have open discussions with teens on making positive life choices.

    Contact Us

    Two social worker employees.

    Dena Morgan
    School Prevention Coordinator/Social Worker Eastmark High School, Queen Creek Middle School
    dmorgan@qcusd.org

    Ramona Sylvester
    School Prevention Coordinator/Social Worker Queen Creek High School, Newell Barney Middle School
    rsylvester@qcusd.org

    Queen Creek Unified School District
    20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
    Queen Creek, AZ  85142
    Phone:  (480) 987-5935
    Fax:  (480) 987-9714