Pupil personnel workers are specialist trained to assess student needs, serve as student advocates, and act as a motivating force in removing barriers to student achievement.
The role of the Pupil Personnel Worker may be divided into four major job functions. The Pupil Personnel Worker serves primarily as an advocate for all students and as a consultant to school staff and parents/guardians on a variety of issues such as attendance, discipline, counseling, residency, homelessness and crisis support for schools. In an effort to forge home, school, and community partnerships, the Pupil Personnel Worker serves as a liaison between various departments within local education agencies, as well as a referral source to outside agencies and community resources. Some of the most common functions of the Pupil Personnel Worker throughout Maryland’s twenty-four local education agencies include:
John McGinnis, Specialist, Pupil PersonnelMaryland State Department of Education200 West Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201Phone: (410) 767-0295Fax: (410) 333-8148Email:
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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