Health & Wellness

Mason Public Schools has a multidisciplinary team of professionals whose mission is to create and promote a sustainable culture of health & wellness for Mason students, staff, and the community. This team is made up of individuals who work at each building site as well as across the District.

Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

If you would like to report an immediate mental health concern, please call OK2Say at 855-565-2729.

Mason Public Schools works to provide mental health supports for our school family.  County-wide Resources for families and educators can be found on Ingham ISD’s website.

PreK-12 District-Wide Supports Available

Mason Public Schools currently employs a Mental Health Specialist.

Mental Health Specialist Services 

Individual Students 

  • Time-limited individual therapy
  • Case consultation and collaboration
  • Triage and referral

Groups of Students

  • Group services will be determined by district needs and could include (but are not limited to) the following: 
    • Anxiety, Depression, Social-emotional well being (friendship groups), coping skills

Families & Caregivers

  • Skills training/coaching
  • Time-limited family therapy
  • Consultation & Referral

Staff to Assist Students

  • Mental health and emotional wellness, professional development training/counseling
  • Long or short-term support

Please contact your student’s building if you would like to coordinate non-emergency mental health support. Numbers are listed at the end of this document. For emergencies, please call 911.

All staff have participated in a Mandatory Reporter training.

All staff are or have engaged in learning about trauma-informed instruction and behavior systems.

The building has a Problem-Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.

Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.

Contact

Sarah Munro
Social Worker
munros@masonk12.net

The building has a Problem-Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.

Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.

We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners (Dean of Students and Social Workers).

Contact

Barb Hagan
Social Worker, Alaiedon Elementary
haganb@masonk12.net

Erinna Toodzio
Social Worker, North Aurelius Elementary
toodzioe@masonk12.net 

Chelsea Litwiller
Social Worker, Steele Elementary
litwillerc@masonk12.net

The building has a Problem-Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.

Counselors are available to meet with students on a personal basis.

Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.

We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners (Counselors, Social Workers, and MTSS coordinators).

Contact

Nichole Lenneman
Social Worker, Mason Middle School
lennemann@masonk12.net

Jen Hamers
Counselor, Mason Middle School
hamersj@masonk12.net

Elizabeth Bailey
Counselor, Mason Middle School
baileye@masonk12.net

The building has a Problem Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.

Counselors are available to meet with students on a personal basis.

Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.

We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners (Counselors, Social Workers, and MTSS coordinators).

Contact

Kim Dickinson
Social Worker, Mason High School
dickinsonk@masonk12.net

Danielle Greve
Counselor, Mason High School
greved@masonk12.net

Katherine Oakes
Counselor, Mason High School
oakesk@masonk12.net

Office of the School Nurse

School policy regarding medication taken at school is designed for the safety of all students.  When a student is required to take medication at school, any and all medications must be delivered to the school office by a parent/guardian or an adult parent representative - NOT BY STUDENTS.

If possible, please arrange to have medication given at home. 

Students with respiratory or highly allergic conditions will be allowed to carry inhalers and/or emergency medical kits with them while at school, as long as the authorization form is on file at the school.

Consent forms to dispense medication at school are also available in the school office.

You will need to complete the necessary form(s) below, print them out to obtain the physician's signature and then return the completed form to the school before any medication will be given at school.

If you have any questions, please contact your building main office or the school nurse at eplinge@masonk12.net ; 517-883-8115.

External LinkImportant forms

Contact

Craig Kueffner
Director of Student Supports
Richard Brooks
Human Resource Director
Emily Epling
School District Nurse
Sarah Baker
District Mental Health Specialist