My name is Ellie Moerdyk and I am the Ottawa Community Schools Network (OCSN) Community School Coordinator at Hamilton Middle School. OCSN partners with schools, the community, and families to remove barriers to academic achievement.
The role of OCSN coordinator allows me to work alongside students and their families in a multitude of ways. As a coordinator I meet with students dealing with some of the following:
Anxiety and depression
Positive decision making
Grief and loss
This is not an exhaustive list so students are encouraged to come talk to me.
In my role, I am only able to work with students whose parents have given me permission to do so. There are also opportunities to meet with students in a small group format that address some of the issues listed above.
If you have any questions or would like assistance connecting with resources in our community you can contact me at 269-751-4436 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.