Hello! My name is Katie VanBelle and I am the Student Support Specialist at Edwardsburg High School and Alternative Education. I have been in the Social Work field for 7 years in a variety of settings including community mental health, medical social work, and school social work.
I am a graduate of Edwardsburg High School. After high school, I attended Western Michigan University where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and Grand Valley State University where I obtained my Master's Degree in Social Work.
As the Student Support Specialist, my primary goal is to provide emotional and behavioral support to students so they can be successful as possible in school and in life. I work with students both individually and in small groups to work on various goals such as improving attendance, completing assignments, improving peer interactions, following school guidelines, and/or support during a transitional time (i.e., family or situational concerns).
I very much enjoy working with adolescents and am happy to help support your child in any way that I can. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you feel your child could use any extra support here at school.
Attached please find a permission slip for your child to receive services. I look forward to hearing from you!
Katie VanBelle, LMSW
269-663-1044 ext. 7223