• Welcome

    Hello! I am Mrs. Shirley, the School Social Worker for Grades Pre-K – 6th.




    As a school social worker, I teach social-emotional learning to

    enhance student's academic success,

    with an emphasis on personal/social growth.

    I support students by providing: 

    Individual Counseling

    Group Counseling

    Classroom Lessons

    Crisis Intervention

    Preventative Programming


    School social workers also support students through consultation

    with parents, teachers, administrators, and other school staff.


    Please contact me with any questions or to refer your child at

    (505) 384-2004 ext. 2509 or email at denise.shirley@emsdbears.us 

    I look forward to working with you and your child this school year!