Student Services Coordinator

Welcome Back Students and Families! We are excited to share that this will be our
second year with two Student Services Coordinators (SSC) here at Forest Dale
Elementary School. This will be Shannon
Bassett’s 5th year as Forest Dales’ SSC and Angelica Nevins joined
us at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Shannon has previously worked as the School Social Worker at
Sycamore Elementary in Kokomo, IN for 6 years. 
Prior to that, she worked for 5 years as a Home-based Therapist with a
mental health center in Indianapolis. 
Fifteen years of working with children and families has given her a
variety of experiences that allows her to meet the needs of our Forest Dale

Angelica graduated with her Masters in Social Work (MSW)
from Indiana University. She has experience in the community mental health and
private practice settings as a school-based therapist and as a clinician for
youth. Her background assists in encouraging all students to strive for their
personal best while addressing the needs that interfere with the educational

Shannon will be the point of contact for grades 1, 2, and 5
and Angelica will be the point of contact for KDG, 3rd and 4th.   Please know we will each consider all
students and families to be our shared
students and families.

As a reminder, our role here at Forest Dale is a diverse
one.   We coordinate standardized
testing, Challenge testing, and special education testing. You may also hear from us regarding
attendance. Most importantly though, we are here as a resource to students and
families. We are available to meet with
students individually or in groups to address a variety of social-emotional
needs. We do several lunch time groups
to enhance social skills and study skills, as well as groups to increase
emotional coping skills. Students can be
referred to us by a teacher, administrator, parent, or refer themselves. You may see us in the classrooms doing whole
group activities as well. We can also be
a resource families that may require assistance with food, clothing, or any
other need that may come up. Our priority is supporting students and
families, so please do not hesitate to contact either of us:

Shannon Bassett                                                              Angelica

317-844-4948 ext. 1404                                                 317-844-4948 ext. 1414