Meet the Social Worker
Degrees and Certifications:
Undergraduate: UTPA 2010 - Bachelor of Social Work Graduate: UTSA 2014 - Master of Social Work
Ms. Melinda Gutierrez
Ms. Gutierrez started at Hopkins Elementary at the beginning of the 2019 school year after being at Hartman Elementary for two years. Prior to Judson ISD, she worked as a Social Worker for Communities in Schools in Somerset ISD. Ms. Gutierrez has additional hospital Social Work experience as well. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Texas Pan American (now UTRGV) in 2010 and her Master of Social Work at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014.
Hopkins Office Hours
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
School social workers are the link between school, families and community in order to provide and coordinate services to students, families and staff to assist and help improve academic and social emotional success. The school social worker collaborates with school administration and staff in forming mental health intervention, crisis management, and support services. As part of the interdisciplinary team to help students succeed, school social workers facilitate community involvement in schools while advocating for student success.