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Mrs. Nelda Murphy
I am the School Social Worker at Abbot Elementary School. When I am not at Abbot Elementary you can find me at Haisley Elementary School. I have been a school social worker for 18 years and have worked in Ann Arbor Public Schools 17 of those 18 years. I worked as a school social worker in Colorado before that.
Prior to getting my license for school social work I was a therapist at a community mental health psychiatric crisis center. I have also worked as a therapist for children in an inpatient treatment center, a residential treatment center, and at The Department of Human Services as a protective services worker.
One of my favorite things about working at Abbot Elementary is spending time with the students during lunch and recess. I learn something about life from each student I get to know.
When I am not at work you can find me reading books, writing, cooking, volunteering and listening to the news of the day. I enjoy the outdoors and spend most of the summer in the UP on the great shores of Lake Huron Kayaking and going for long hikes with my family and our dogs.