• Social / Emotional and Mental Wellness                    
    Tuscaloosa County School System is picking up speed in the movement of social, emotional, and mental wellness for students, staff, and families.  In October 2020, TCSS joined 100 other Alabama school districts in hiring a Mental Health Services Coordinator. Operation Student Success is a mental health initiative coordinated through the Office of Prevention and Support from the Alabama State Department of Education, and it awarded funding to Alabama school districts to hire for this position to increase mental health resources and support available to our TCSS student community.
    TCSS has hired Angela Kelly, LICSW social worker, as the district's Mental Health Services Coordinator.  Angela is not new to TCSS; for the past three years she has served as the TCSS English as a Second Language Social Worker in the Welcome Center.  Prior to that she was employed as a school social worker for the Tuscaloosa City Schools and Senior Social Worker for Tuscaloosa Department of Human Resources.  "This new position opens so many doors for our school district to spread awareness about mental health and wellness, increase access to mental health services, provide training for staff, students, and parents, and dismiss the negative ideas about mental illness.  I am so excited to be here in this position, and I will work hard for our schools, students, and families," says Kelly.
    Mrs. Angela Kelly
    Mental Health Services Coordinator
    (205) 342-2805
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