Family Links & Support

MTCS Social Workers & Family Liaisons

Adam Brosz
P.E.A.S.E. Academy Social Worker

Courtney Stenseth
MTCS Social Worker

Wendy Lorenz-Walraven
Social Worker – Special Education

Mara Mosenden
Social Worker

Sharmarke Elmi
Banaadir South – Family Liaison

Mahad Mohamed
Banaadir North – Family Liaison

Santhi Sheehan
MN Virtual – Student Support A-K

Kristi Thao
MN Virtual – Student Support L-Z

Fowzie Mohamed
Banaadir Math & Science – Family Liaison

Mary Wattley
MTS Secondary and Powell Leadership Academy
Family Liaison/Teen Parent Advocate

As school social workers, we are viewed as the link between the school, home and the community.

We are a part of the educational team to promote and support students academic and social success by providing services that may include:

  • Assessing student needs
  • Help manage mental health symptoms
  • Individual and group therapeutic services
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
  • Work with both general education and special education students
  • Advocating for students
  • Education and training for parents and staff
  • Information and collaboration with community resources
  • Knowledgeable about rights for our homeless students and families

School social workers help students to:

  • cope with difficult and crisis situations
  • develop self-esteem
  • learn problem solving, conflict resolution, and healthy decision making skills
  • have positive and healthy relationships

In order to eliminate barriers to our students and families, the Stephan Graham Resource Center was created in memory of the late Stephan Graham. This is a space that has clothing, hygiene products, household items, coats, blankets, food, backpacks, shoes, boots, and baby supplies available for our students and families. If you are in need of any of these items, please contact Courtney.

Questions, please contact Courtney Stenseth @ or 612-235-5780