Meet Ms. Amanda
Amanda Talan
Ms. Amanda
Hello! I am Amanda, Kenwood's school social worker! I have worked as Kenwood's school social worker since 2017 and I LOVE my job so much.
I have a master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Vermont. Prior to working as a school social worker, I worked for seven years in research laboratories studying brain development. 
School social workers provide support to students and families related to social, emotional,
Ms. Amanda as a child
Ms. Amanda when she was in elementary school
academic, and home/community concerns.  As a school social worker, I help students and their families overcome barriers and I help students achieve academic and social-emotional success.
If your family could benefit from my support, please reach out to me. I am here to help! During distance learning, please email ( or call me (612-460-7123) and I will respond as soon as I am able. My work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 3:30pm. 
You can also check out my GoogleSite Ms. Amanda's Website where I include student activities and family resources, as well as more about my role as Kenwood's school social worker.