Welcome to my Website!
Hi, my name is Twyla George and I have been the School Social Worker at Mississippi Elementary since 2003. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas. I have worked with kids and teens in school settings for over 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in the field of adolescent chemical dependency.
I am married and have two daughters who went to Anoka-Hennepin schools and are now young adults. One is an occupational therapist at a hospital and the other is a cosmetologist. I am also a grandma to two active boys and a sweet little girl! We like to travel, camp, walk our dog, and go to the YMCA. I am certified to teach yoga through the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. I have attended The Adventures of Super Stretch, Yoga Calm, and Yoga for Classrooms trainings. I have taken courses through Mindful Schools to teach children mindfulness skills such as how to listen, be still, improve their focus and attention, and learn to self-regulate. I love teaching people of all ages how to relax, calm down, and deal with their emotions. I became a certified Mindfulness Educator in 2018. Mindfulness has been shown to help decrease stress, increase happiness, and help people live in the present moment.
I am licensed by the state of Minnesota as a clinical social worker, which means I am qualified to do therapy. I worked in private practice at a mental health clinic part-time for seven years. I also did my clinical social work internship at an outpatient mental health clinic.
I love to meet new people and help them in any way I can. I look forward to meeting you and your child(ren) in the future!