Meet Kelly Reszka
Tell us about yourself, what brought you to Coupeville?
My name is Kelly Reszka. I am the School Social Worker for the district. I was born in Northern Michigan and have spent a lot of my adult years traveling. I’ve lived and traveled for long-term throughout various locations; Michigan, Guatemala, India, Kenya, and Washington DC, Greater Seattle Area, and now I’ve ventured to Coupeville. I’ve previously worked in Foster Care, Unaccompanied Refugee Programs, Community Centers, Non-profits, Schools, and Community Mental Health.
Why is supporting children that are served by the Student Support Service Programs important to you?
Supporting student’s represented by the Student Support Service Programs is important to me because I have witnessed so many students in need of extra services that struggle with the mainstream systems. Oftentimes students need a little extra care and someone to respond when they struggle to problem-solve on their own.
How does support to the 2nd annual Student Support Service Resource Fair help you make a difference in family's lives?
Support for the Resource Fair is absolutely essential in order for Student Support Services to meet the needs of students. Many students skip classes or struggle with concentration due to external factors that are out of their control. Some of these factors include, lack of adequate clothing, feminine hygiene products, challenges with health and mental health, transportation, substance use, access to English language acquisition for families, and/or lack of understanding in regards to parent participation in a student’s education. The Resource Fair provides access and education to families, in order for them to address these needs and help their students progress in academia.
How Can You Get Involved?
If you would like to support the efforts that Kelly is most passionate about, please consider supporting the Student Support Services Fair.