Jackie Powell

Job title: 
Educational Assistant / Social Worker

I started at Avalon in 2002.  During my time at Avalon, I worked as the office manager for five years and then the student support coordinator for one year after receiving my BA in social work. After leaving Avalon in 2008, I worked in the field of social services as a family advocate for domestic violence victims.  During my time in the social services field, I became a licensed social worker.  I decided last year that I wanted to return back to Avalon to help with the educational success and support of students.  I am currently an Educational Assistant and enjoy the new relationships with students and the responsibility of supporting students in their emotional, social, and academic needs. I enjoy spending  time with my family, a new book, and learning new ideas about different ways to educate today’s youth.

As a part time General Education Social Worker, Jackie provides crisis intervention services for students. She provides appropriate social work services to individuals and groups. She consults with teachers to develop intervention strategies to enhance school success. Jackie brings 7 years of social work experience working with youth and families.