Degrees and Certifications:
Hello everyone! My name is Erica Mayes-Gordon and I am your new School Social Worker here at Zebulon GT Magnet Elementary School. I have a Masters of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill (GO HEELS) and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from UNC-Greensboro. I grew up in this area and I am really excited to be back.
My family and friends are extremely important to me. I have a daughter who is full of life and she keeps me on my toes. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking and traveling.
“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” --Deepak K. Chopra--
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need anything. I look forward to working with you all.
School Social Workers
School Social Workers are trained and licensed professionals that provide a link between the home, school and community through support services that positively impact the development of the whole child. School Social Workers engage the school, family, teachers and/or community in a problem-solving process to promote positive change and eliminate barriers to learning. School Social Workers receive referrals from the community, parents, school staff and students when students display poor attendance, failing grades, effects of family crisis and/or emotional and behavioral concerns.
School Social Workers can support parents by helping parents understand their child’s developmental and educational needs; providing access to school and community resources; helping navigate special education services; obtaining mental health services; and providing services for homeless families. School Social Workers are in all elementary and middle schools, alternative settings and some high schools.