Garcia, Athena

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Garcia, Athena

Hello, my name is Athena Garcia, the Social Worker at Casa Grande Union High School. I am an Arizona native who grew up in Phoenix, AZ, moving to the east valley after graduating high school. I am a first generation college graduate in which I obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work at Arizona State University. Go Devils! I served in the AmeriCorps survivor link program during my Bachelors degree; a program that educates, trains, and certifies ASU students to become domestic violence  advocates in the community. I interned as a case manager at a Catholic Charities domestic violence shelter, providing crisis support and advocacy to survivors and their families of domestic violence.
 
During my Master degree program, I continued serving in the AmeriCorps program, providing training, advocacy, and promoting domestic violence prevention. I educated the community and brought awareness regarding teen dating violence and available community resources. I also interned as the school therapist at Hope College and Career Readiness High School in South Phoenix. In this role, I provided therapy, crisis intervention, and support to school staff, students, and their families.  
 
My husband of 20 years and I have four teenage daughters and two yorkie poos whom we love very much. Before Social Work, I stayed home to raise our four daughters and worked part-time as a realtor. From 2000 to 2010, I served the community through my local church, teaching and mentoring children and young adults. I have a deep sense of purpose and passion to teach, guide, and encourage the youth of today to produce a kinder more empathic society for tomorrow. I believe that they are our future and should receive all the support and needed resources to succeed. I practice the client centered approach by Carl Rogers and motivational interviewing techniques to support others in discovering their full potential. As your school Social Worker, I will serve, advocate, and build relationships with Casa Grande staff, students, and their families to build an enriched community. I look forward to meeting you all!

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Athena Garcia
Garcia, Athena
School Social Worker
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3107

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Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Mary Ann Amerson, Human Resources Director at 520 316-3360 ext. 1104 or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

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