District Social Worker

Ms. Jody Shagena

Phone: 480-987-5371

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Arizona State University; BSW

Ms. Jody Shagena

My career began at a residential treatment center for adolescents as a Mental Health Technician. It was there that I knew I wanted to impact youth, specifically those that might have greater challenges in life. From there I began working in the public school system, where I have been for the past 12 years, only making one detour - a short stint working as a Job Coach and Employment Specialist with those that have a serious mental illness. Over the last 12 years I have worked 9 of them as a Para in the Chandler Unified School District in the self contained setting and the last 3 years as a Transition Specialist here in FUSD. I am excited to work as the District’s Social Worker! My goal is to build healthy relationships with families while providing the necessary support that will give our students the best possible outcome in their educational experience.