Phone: 913-585-4616


Degrees and Certifications:

1996, Associate of Art, Sociology, Barton County Community College 1999, Bachelor of Social Work, University of Kansas 2001, Master of Social Work, University of Kansas 2005-Present, License Master Level Social Worker, State of Kansas, #6113 2022, Master of Art, Educational Psychology, (Neuropsychology), Ball State University 2022, Graduate Certificate, Applied Behavior Analysis, Ball State University 2023, Graduate Certificate, Play Therapy, Mid-America Nazarene University

Ms. Wilson

My name is Deena Wilson, and I am currently a school social worker for Lawrence Public Schools.  I have been fortunate to work in elementary schools since 2003, initially as a prevention specialist and then as a school social worker since 2006.  I love working in preschool and elementary schools and am thrilled to begin to integrate play therapy into my school practice.  

The school social worker's role includes the following: 

Provide social work services to support social, emotional and behavioral goals on IEPs

Participate in special education evaluations

Act as a liaison between the school and community-based services

Support families with problem-solving and referrals to community-based agencies

Supervise graduate level social work students interested in school social work

Provide behavioral support for parents and teachers

If you have any questions or are interested in discussing any of the above areas, please contact me by email ( or text (913-585-4616).