Social Emotional Learning Staff

CHRISTINA HOUCK, EDSP, NCSP

Director of Mental Health & Partnerships
Ph: 763-550-7106
ckhouck@district287.org
Education and Credentials
Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration
Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology
Master of Science in Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
Licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education in K-12 Principal and Director of Special Education, and School Psychology

Background
Tina has contributed to education as a school psychologist, autism specialist, and most recently as a director in the student support services department for Eden Prairie Schools, one of District 287’s member districts. Tina’s professional roles and responsibilities have included supervising and managing health services staff, nurses, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and other itinerant special services staff. She was also responsible for the oversight on district wide prevention services including chemical health, mental health collaborative, and other preventative student supports as needed. As a school psychologist by trade, Tina has over 13 years’ experience in the assessment of intellectual, social, emotional, adaptive and behavioral functioning of children. Tina can provide numerous trainings and presentations regarding executive functioning disorders, autism, and related assessment tools for specific disability areas.

Position Description
Tina supervises the work of Social Emotional Learning Coordinators, the Safe Schools Coordinator, the Hennepin County Shared Social Work Project and coordinates the District wide PBIS initiative and her administrative assistant. Additionally, she provides district leadership for Hennepin County partnerships and several grant-funded projects. She oversees many consulting contracts for co-located mental and chemical health services at district sites.  She works with the drop out prevention initiative, the district crisis team and community partnerships.  Tina reports to the Director on Special Assignment and supports staff in acquiring resources and learning the skills necessary to optimally support the education of all students in the district.

How Tina Can Support You

Katherine Utter, MSSW, LICSW

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
Ph: 763.550.3112
klutter@district287.org

Education and Credentials  
Master's Degree in Social Work
Licensed in Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Licensed in Minnesota as a School Social Worker II
Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach

Background
Over 20 years of experience in the area of special education: 10 of those years as an Intermediate District 287 Social Worker and 6 years as an Autism Specialist.  Charter member of the District 287 Social Emotional Steering Committee and pilot leader for the Goldie Hawn Institute's "MindUp!" curriculum.  Kathy has reviewed many social emotional learning curricula and is our in-house expert regarding the appropriate population - curriculum matches.  She has trained hundreds of educators in the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

Position Description
This position, housed at North Education Center, supports the work of the Social Emotional Steering Committee and was developed with the understanding that students' social emotional functioning can significantly impact their academic success.   The position will be responsible for supporting staff in acquiring resources and learning the skills to optimally support the social emotional learning of all students. 

How Katherine Can Support You

Linda Oberg, MA, LMFT

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
Ph: 612.355.5829
lmoberg@district287.org

Education and Credentials
Masters Degree in Educational Psychology
Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders and Psychology
Licensed as a Teacher - K-12 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Provider in Collaborative Problem Solving

Background
Linda has 30 years experience in the area of special education in a variety of roles. She has been a resource room and itinerant teacher. She has also taught at the MN Chemical Dependency program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals at Fairview University Hospital where she developed the CHOICES curriculum and taught decision -making skills. Linda initiated and developed a program within Options North EBD to serve Deaf and Hard of Hearing adolescents. As a mental health therapist, Linda developed the first school-based therapy model for Volunteers of America that focused on the mental health needs of students with hearing loss. In this role she worked in Intermediate School District programs as well as in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Position Description
This position, housed at the South Education Center, supports the work of the Social Emotional Steering Committee and was developed with the understanding that students' social emotional functioning can significantly impact their academic success. The position will be responsible for supporting staff in acquiring resources and learning skills to optimally support the social emotional learning of all students.

How Linda Can Support You

Paul Sterlacci, MSE, LP

Clinical Psychologist and Safe Schools Coordinator
Ph: 763.550.7380
psterlacci@district287.org

Education and Credentials   
Master's Degree in Counseling & Education
Licensed in Minnesota as a Licensed Psychologist LP #2576

Background
Mr. Sterlacci has over 20 years of experience working with students and families in Out Patient Mental Health Clinics, Residential Treatment Programs and Juvenile Corrections.

Position Description
As a Clinical Psychologist for District 287 over the past eight years, Mr. Sterlacci has been responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the co-located mental/chemical health projects offered to various EBD, DCD site based and ALC programs. His knowledge of County mental health and social services, corrections and community based mental health resources provides and opportunity to coordinate services within the community.  Mr. Sterlacci has been integral in the development and implementation of unique mental health support for students attending our site based programs. Support, which is intended to enhance the educational success of the students referred by the thirteen member districts.

In his role as Safe Schools Coordinator Paul oversees numerous consulting projects that enable our students to learn about safe behavior and conflict resolution.  Additionally, Paul coordinates Grant Programs that provide Mental and Chemical Health support to students and families. 

How Paul Can Support You

Provides internal support to staff concerning student mental health issues. Provides consultation to 287 staff regarding critical incidents as part of District wide Crisis Response Team. Assists with the development and oversee various District Grant & Foundation Awards.

General Contact

Intermediate District 287
Social/Emotional Learning
1820 N Xenium Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 763.550.7111
FAX: 763.550.7199

Christina Houck, EdSp, NCSP
Director of Mental Health & Partnerships
763-550-7106
ckhouck@district287.org

Kathy Utter
Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
763.550.3112
klutter@district287.org

Linda Oberg
Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
612.355.5829
lmoberg@district287.org

Paul Sterlacci
Clinical Psychologist and Safe Schools Coordinator
763.550.7380
psterlacci@district287.org

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