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Our Student Support Staff includes three full-time staff members who are available to our students and families Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Conversations with staff members are confidential; however there are exceptions if the situation involves risk of harm to the student or someone else.

The primary purpose of the support staff is to support the creation of environments and a customized system of supports that maximize opportunities for learning and ensure that all students develop the knowledge, skills, and habits needed to achieve personal success as a college, career, and community ready individual. The team as a whole advocates for change in our quest for educational equity,  If you have questions about student support services at your Shabazz, contact the school and you will be connected to someone who can help. 

PST/Special Education Department Head - Julie Evert

Julie EvertContact Information

(608) 204-2451 - Building phone
(608) 561-3816 - Google Voice
 

evert@madison.k12.wi.us

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - 

Julie's role is to develop programming and implementation of Individualized Education Plans and conduct initial special education evaluations.

School Social Worker - Susan Kaye

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Susan's Virtual Office

(608) 204-2470 - Building phone
(608)-909-1410 - Google Voice

skaye@madison.k12.wi.us

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Click to schedule a virtual appointment with me.

Susan strives to identify and eliminate any barrier - systemic, structural or personal - that gets in the way for students and families to thrive in their school experience. Susan provides: Social and emotional support when a crisis occurs at school or home; conflict resolution; help if someone feels unsafe at home, school, at work or in the community; a collaborative approach to individual and group counseling to help students solve their own problems; assistance with attendance and alternative school programs; help to remain in school and graduate; assistance finding community services and resources (clothing, food, shelter, support); and assistance to caregivers on school and teen issues.

School Psychologist - Aaron Geiger

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(608) 204-2457 - Building phone
608-620-3750 - Google Voice

amgeiger@madison.k12.wi.us

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Click to schedule a virtual appointment with me

Aaron provides: Individual and group counseling to help students solve problems or develop strategies to cope with ongoing challenges; assistance and information about mental health concerns; assistance when crises emerge that interfere with school engagement; collaboration with students, teachers and families to address individual or small group engagement, academic or other school related challenges; information about educational programs or services such as special education or 504 plans; testing as part of school evaluations or to better understand and support learning or social-emotional-behavioral issues; support connecting with others as desired or needed to receive mental health services outside of the school; other consultation and collaboration with staff in the development of systems and practices to meet all students’ school related learning and social-emotional-behavioral needs.

School Counselor - Elizabeth Long

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(608) 204-2450 - Building phone
(608) 709-8654 - Google Voice (text only)

emlong@madison.k12.wi.us

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Click to schedule a virtual appointment with me.

Elizabeth strives to actively work to identify and remove barriers to learning and personal well-being for students and families so they can authentically engage in their school experience.

Elizabeth provides: Social and emotional support when a crisis occurs at school or home; individual and group counseling to help students solve problems, build skills and develop strategies to be successful; conflict resolution; access to the information, advising, and experiences needed to support academic success, social-emotional well-being, and college, career, and community readiness; post high school planning support; information about scholarships and financial aid; alternative school program information and referral; and support to students and families on school and teen issues.