Susan Johnson, School Social Worker
Susan Johnson

I have been the social worker with the Minneapolis Public Schools since 1998. I am a licensed clinical social worker and received my master's degree in social work at St. Thomas University. I work with students, parents, and staff at Dowling Urban Environmental Learning Center. To contact me by phone: 612-668-4414 direct. This is a confidential voice mail, I check my messages multiple times during the day and will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have an emergency, please call the main office at 612-668-4410.


School Social Workers help parents, students, and school staff identify needs that interfere with learning and work with students to get the services they need. Social Workers work with general and special education students and their families to resolve social, emotional and behavioral problems. We do this through assessment, consultation with school staff and community providers, through development and implementation of behavior management plans, and providing indirect and direct services. School Social Workers help to bridge school, home and community to help students be as successful as possible.

Please feel free to contact me directly at 612-668-4414. I am at Dowling Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm or later. It is my pleasure to provide you, your student, and your family with assistance.

Susan Johnson MSW LICSW

Dowling School Social Worker

Financial Resources

Financial Resources

SSI    or call                          1-800-772-1213

Medical Assistance                                                  612-596-1300

TEFRA                                                                       612-596-1300


Community Resources

Hennepin County 

Child Protection Reporting      612-348-3552

Childrens Mental Health         612-348-4500

Front Door Services              612-348-4500

Adult Mental Health               612-348-4111

Food Support Program           612-596-1300

Fare for All                              763-450-3880

Sharing and Caring Hands      612-338-4640

United Way                              211 or  800-543-7709

Give Kids a Smile          

Donated Dental Services (for disabled)   651-454-6290

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