Family Service Workers
Family Service Workers (FSWs) connect families and parents with the resources they need to support themselves and thrive. They help families identify physical and emotional self-care and stress-coping mechanisms, and advocate for their needs.
Jenny GatrellFamily Service Worker Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
- Angela Bennett
- Angie Briggs
- Kaylee Buck
- Cody Case
- Cheryl Cloward
- Victoria Collings
- Kieli Cross
- Summer Derrick
- Crystal Erekson
- Mandi Kawa
- Brooke Miller
- Stefanie Miller
- Amber Minchey
- Cynthia Noriega
- JeriLyn Oyler
- Kim Pace
- Besi Paongo
- Debbie Price
- Ciara Shaw
- Lei Talamaivao
- Camille Thompson
- Jenica Whitworth
Angela Bennettanbennett@dsdmail.net 385-955-0866
My name is Angela Bennett and I have been a Family Service Worker for 6 years. I have a bachelor's degree in Family and Human Development. I was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years and returned to work when my youngest began school full time. I worked for the Davis Community Learning Center for 2 years as a Family Support Specialist, and now the Davis School District for 4 years as a Family Service Worker. I have worked in many elementary schools in the district, and I cherish the relationships I have developed with both coworkers and clients. Together, we really can make a difference in a child's life!
Before I was a Family Service Worker, I worked as a Safety Aid for Davis School District for two years. I also have a cosmetology license and I have done hair for almost 20 years. My most important and favorite job is being a mom to 4 awesome children, ages 15, 13, 11, and 8 years old. I love to watch them do their extracurricular activities! I am currently a student at Utah State University getting my Masters degree in Psychology, School Counseling and I love how being a Family Service Worker is preparing me for my future career as a School Counselor.
Kaylee Buckkbuck@dsdmail.net 385-424-0446
I graduated from Weber State University in 2016 with my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and minor in Criminal Justice. After graduating I became a licensed Social Service Worker and worked at DCFS for four years. I am currently a Family Service Worker at Doxey and Fremont Elementary, I love working in the schools and being able to help children and families.
Cody Casecocase@dsdmail.net (385) 352-3243
I am Cody Case. This is my 3rd year as a Family Service Worker. My schools are Stewart Elementary and Taylor Elementary. I graduated from USU in Family/Human Development & Sociology over 25 yrs ago and decided after being a home mom I would go back to work! I have so enjoyed working with the families of Centerville, each day looks a little different and there is always something new and exciting I am learning. The growth in this job has been tremendous and making those human connections with families is key. I love people and am so grateful to be a family advocate for DSD.
Cheryl Clowardccloward@dsdmail.net (385) 424-1698
My name is Cheryl Cloward. I’m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have a General Studies degree from BYU-I with minors in education and in Public Health. I’m passionate about my family (especially my grandkids) and helping others reach their potential.
Victoria Collingsvcollings@dsdmail.net (801) 893-1980
My name is Victoria Collings and I am the Family Service Worker at Antelope and Farmington Elementary. I have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a minor in psychology. I have worked in various organizations for the past 25 years including Big Brothers, TURN Community Services and Youthbuild. This is my 3rd year working with Davis School District and I love connecting and working with the students and families in our schools.
Kieli Crosskcross@dsdmail.net (801) 923-8544
My name is Kieli Cross. I have a bachelor's in social work and a minor in psychology. I worked at the Davis Community Learning Center as a Family Support Specialist at Holt Elementary for three years. I have been a Family Service Worker with Davis School District for the past three years at Parkside and West Clinton Elementary schools. I love helping and supporting Davis School District families!
I have worked for Davis School district for a little over a year now and have been with the family service department since the spring term of last year. Before that I worked as an elementary art teacher and then as a behavior interventionist. I graduated from Weber State with a bachelor's in psychology in the spring of 2020 and am currently enrolled at USU working on an MEd in School Counseling. I should be graduating from that program in December of next year. I have worked for Davis School district for a little over a year now and have been with the family service department since the spring term of last year. I currently work at Lincoln, Bluff Ridge, and Sand Springs Elementary. Before I started with the Family Service Department I worked as an elementary art teacher and then as a behavior interventionist. I graduated from Weber State with a bachelor's in psychology in the spring of 2020 and am currently enrolled at USU working on an MEd in School Counseling. I should be graduating from that program in December of next year. Some things that I like to do on the rare occasion that I have some spare time include small home renovation projects, choir directing, arts and crafts, and spending time in the mountains with my six kids and husband.
Mandi Kawamkawa@dsdmail.net (801) 923-4359
Mandi comes to the District with more than 10 years of experience of working with children and families. She previously worked for DCFS for 8 years as well as at the Office of Public Guardian. Mandi currently serves on the Community Council for Shoreline Junior High School. Mandi received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Utah in Sociology with an emphasis in Family Economic Issues. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching the U of U Football Team win, and spending time with her family.
Brooke Millerbromiller@dsdmail.net (801) 410-0092
My name is Brooke Miller. I have been married to my high school sweetheart who I met while we were attending Viewmont High School for one month shy of 19 years. Together we have four beautiful children ranging from 17 years old to 9. (Jacob, Taylor, Hayden and Sophia)
I graduated from Weber State University in 2020 with a BS in Child and Family Studies.
I worked as a registered behavior technician for 4 years, ending in August of this year (with children through adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder) and as a family service worker at Adelaide Elementary last year. This year I am working as a Family Service Worker at West Bountiful, Holbrook and Woods Cross Elementary schools and I love it. I love working with children and families. I love to watch my kids compete in sports and dance, sing, dance, hike and clean my house. I’m a huge lover of animals (especially my Labrador Daisy), all things Disney, the color yellow and of course a huge huge BYU Cougar fan!!! I am thankful to be working at Davis School District.
Stefanie Millerstemiller@dsdmail.net 385-262-3980
I graduated from Weber State University (long ago) with a degree in Social Work. I'm a licensed Social Service Worker. My experience includes Protective Supervision Services for DCFS, Case Management for an inpatient psychiatric unit, Case Management for an outpatient behavioral health clinic. I'm passionate about helping, educating, and supporting people. I'm excited to be part of the Family Service Worker team! I have a wonderful husband, son, and daughter! I enjoy snow skiing, mountain biking, and traveling.
Amber Mincheyaminchey@dsdmail.net (801) 896-7447
Hi, my name is Amber Minchey. This is my 1st year as a Family Service Worker, my schools are Endeavour, Knowlton, and Windridge El. I am already busy helping students and families! I love being able to help. I feel like I have found what my soul has yearned to do...help others on a professional and personal level. I am really enjoying the new challenges and learning curve that comes with a new job. I graduated from USU in Sociology (with many Social Work and Psychology classes in tow) right around 22 years ago. I have worked and substituted with and for the district for the last few years. I'm excited to have a job that I can work with students and families of the students here in Davis school District.
I was born and raised in Southern California, where I gained a deep interest for different cultures, lifestyles and traditions.
I attended BYU-Idaho and received a Bachelor's in Marriage and Family Clinical Studies. Durning my time there, I taught parenting classes, marriage classes and dating workshops. I love working with people, learning their stories, connecting with them and seeing growth in individuals. I'm a family service worker for Foxboro, Odyssey and Orchard Elementary School and absolutely love my time at each school. Throughout my free time I enjoy spending time outside, cooking and eating, spending time with my little family and traveling.
I have a degree in Social Work, worked for DCFS for 7 yrs, and speak Spanish. I have 4 awesome kids, love the Davis school district and have spent literally hundreds of hours volunteering in my kids' school over the years. I spent the last 5 yrs as a school librarian and loved helping kids discover the joy of reading. I'm excited to be transitioning back into Social Work.
I received my Associates and Bachelors Degrees at Ricks College and Brigham Young University. I am currently in the Masters program at Utah State University for School Counseling. I have worked for Davis School District for several years as a substitute teacher, served in PTA in many capacities including serving as the president for three years, and served as an advocate for students and families. Working for Student and Family Services has given me the opportunity to take my experiences to a district level and further serve in the community. When I am not at school, I enjoy coaching soccer and spending time with my husband and five children.
Besi Paongobpaongo@dsdmail.net (385) 352-3272
Besi Paongo comes from San Mateo, California. Born to parents who left their native island of Tonga, she quickly learned in her upbringing the sacrifices and hard work that was afforded to her to be raised in America. Having grown up in poverty, she used that as fuel to break chains of a fixed mindset and became the first college graduate in her family gaining a degree from BYU in sociology. She has mentored at-risk high school students from intercity schools in LA, has worked with families from impoverished backgrounds with Early Head Start and Head Start agencies, and has volunteered in different capacities to work with children and youth from vulnerable populations. She is a firm believer
that “it takes a village to raise a child” and feels blessed to be a part of the “village” that positively impacts students and families in connecting them to resources in their journey to healing and/or improving life at home.
Debbie Pricedeprice@dsdmail.net (801) 997-0219
What started out as love for a little foster boy and the desire to help his mom get through a sore life trial has grown into assisting families providing the tools necessary for them to believe in themselves and achieve a successful family environment where all are loved, thriving, and learning together. Debbie Price has spent the past 13 years, teaching effective parenting skills and providing resources families in need. She is currently attending Brigham Young University where she’s obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies. She and her junior high sweet sweetheart have been married for 23 years. Together they have 4 children, 1 daughter-in-law, and some pretty awesome pets. When time permits she loves to laugh, go on long walks, cruise to somewhere new and exciting, and occasionally binge on popcorn and junk tv.
I graduated from Weber State University, spring of 2021, with a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and minor in Psychology. I have worked with kids throughout college in education and recreational settings. I love being a positive person in their lives and enjoy volunteering at family focused resources within the community.
Got the wonderful opportunity to be hired by Utah’s Department Of Human Services in 2015. First, as a part-time in the Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) at the Decker Lake Facility in the spring. Later that summer, I was hired on full-time by the department to be a Counselor 2 at The Salt Lake Valley Detention Center. I worked there until Spring of 2017. During this spring, I started working for a Foster Care Agency (Brighter Futures) in Salt Lake. We were a placement home for 3 youth. This last until spring of 2019. In the summer of 2017 while still fostering, I began my collegiate coaching career as a Graduate Assistant coach for the University of Utah. This lasted until the spring of 2019 when I was hired as a full-time assistant coach (Defensive Line) at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. Couple months later in the fall of 2019, I was hired by Idaho State University as a full-time Division 1 assistant coach (Defensive Line). I was there until this past spring of 2021. Now, I have the priveledge to be the Director of The Youth Center at Woods Cross High School as a Family Service Worker.
Camille Thompsoncamthompson@dsdmail.net (385) 393-4695
I am the Family Service Worker at Ellison Park and Crestview. I have been a Family Service Worker for 6 years, previously assigned to South Clearfield and Lincoln elementary schools. My bachelor's degree is in Criminal Justice and my passions are helping families and individuals find their voice and advocate for them, especially within the Spanish speaking population. My husband and I have four children, all students in the Davis School District. He serves in the Utah Air National Guard and we live in Layton.
Jenica Whitworthjwhitworth@dsdmail.net (801) 402-8259
BS Degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University. Masters Graduate in Spring 2022 from Southern Utah University in Education with Administrative License. Currently working as a Family Service Worker in the Davis School District and assigned as the Teen Center supervisor at Clearfield High School.