Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Niti Wade
I am Laurel Park’s school social worker. I have been a part of the Laurel Park family since 2010. I am originally from Durham and still live locally. I graduated from NCSU with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Spanish in 1999. In 2004, I obtained a Master’s of Social Work degree from UNC-CH. Go Heels!! Prior to working for WCPSS, I worked as a case manager and child counselor in a domestic violence shelter, worked with pregnant Latinas as a case manager and provided education on prenatal and early childhood development. I then worked as a child and family therapist providing in-home family therapy to children who were at risk of out-of-home placement. My previous work experiences help inform my current role as a school social worker on a daily basis. As a school social worker, I work with children and families to identify needs and connect families to resources in the community. I thoroughly enjoy the work that I do and appreciate the connections I have made with families and colleagues.