WLWV Social Workers Homepage

  • The West Linn-Wilsonville Social Workers Team is a critical bridge between schools, home and community to support student's positive mental health, academic success and well-being by providing services to individuals, school personnel and families. Some of the services that our team provides includes:

    • District level professional development on mental health
    • Caregiver education and informational nights on mental health 
    • District and community-wide suicide prevention education using Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
    • Consulting with school teams using a strengths-based, biopsychosocial perspective of students and families to address needs in the areas of prevention, intervention or connection to services to remove barriers and increase supports for students
    • Building relationships with community partners supporting mental health
    • Connecting students and families with community resources
    • Supporting teams in building re-entry plans for students who would benefit from mental health support, family outreach, community connections or individual support 
    • Partnering with students and families to reach their goals of positive well-being

    Please navigate our webpage to find information about available resources and learn more about who we are!

Recent or Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Primary School

  • Sarah Hiatt

    Sarah Hiatt, LCSW
    (she, her)

    (503) 673-7000 x 4313

    Hi there! My educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Development, Family Sciences, and a Masters of Social Work. I'm actively licensed by the State Board of Social Workers as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My background prior to my current role in education includes clinical mental health practice in various settings as well as medical social work within primary care and hospital systems. My outside interests include camping and outdoor adventures with my family, laughter with friends, relaxing by any body of water, and taking long walks. I am an alumni of WLWV and love that my children are a part of this exceptional district.  

Secondary Schools

  • Brittany bucholz

    Brittany Bucholz, LCSW
    (she, her)

    Hello! I am so honored to be working with such an amazing district with great families. I am alumni of the District, and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work. I am licensed with the National Association of Social Workers and by the Oregon State Board of Social Workers as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My background includes work with children and families experiencing trauma, involved in residential treatment, foster/adoption and virtual clinical mental health practice. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, including my partner, my child who is in middle school, and our dog, Lottie! We love playing board games together, reading books, and chatting! Please reach out via, email, phone, or text!

Arts & Technology High School

  • Cheryl Wilson

    Cheryl Wilson, LCSW
    (she, her)

    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a School Counselor at Arts and Technology High School. I love my work with students and families, and always believe that students and families come first. I prioritize my work with students, parents and staff based on my knowledge of what will support positive change for students. In this capacity I work with families and teachers to help student plans that help students create positive identities as successful young adults. We know that many students come to Arts and Technology High School deficient in credits and a history of not believing in their individual ability to complete tasks necessary to graduate high school. My job is to help students navigate the various cultural, social, personal, emotional and academic experiences that may block their path to personal and academic success.

Team Members and Partners

  • Amanda Jesse
    Amanda Jesse: MSW Social Work Intern
    Hello! I am currently pursuing my MSW degree at PSU. I am in my second year, and very happy to be doing my internship with the WLWV School District, working with Brittany! I am really enjoying the work I get to do with students, and look forward to working within my local school district upon graduation. When not in school, I enjoy gardening, hiking, baking and reading.

    Wendy Peterson: MSW Social Work Intern
    Hi! I am a School Social Work Intern for the 2020-2021 school year. I am a student at the Portland State University School of Social Work and I really enjoy working with youth and families. I have many years of experience working with families, especially in times of crisis. I have two teenage boys; one in middle school and one in high school. We enjoy hanging out, watching movies and going to the beach (when there is not a pandemic). I look forward to working with youth and parents in the West Linn Wilsonville School District!

    Hally Olson: Homeless Liasion and C-TEC Career Advisor
    As the C-TEC Career Advisor, Hally collaborates with Clackamas County Community Partners working together to help prepare eligible youth between the ages of 16-24 be successful in education and employmeent. Hally works with eligible youth who want to get back in to school and want to advance their career options or continue their education. Learn more about C-TEC here!
    Hally also workes with Ruth Zollner our other Homeless Liaison for the District. If you are experiencing houselessness and would like more information about supports the team may offer you, check our their website where you can find Ruth's contact information. 

    Interactive Support Website from Occupational and Physical Therapists
    Our amazing Occupational and Physical Therapists have created an interactive website for you and your students. They have tools for students to use during the day or for parents to help our students regulate. Check out the tools to help calm!