Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Child Psychology, Masters Degree in Social Work, License in Clinical Social Work.
Mr. Peter Shanedling
My name is Peter Shanedling, and I LOVE being the Social Worker at Chelsea Heights! I have worked in St. Paul Schools as a School Social Worker for 21 years. I have worked at Maxfield, Obama, and American Indian Magnet. I have a Bachelors degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I received my Masters in Social Work from the College of St. Catherine. I also have a license in Clinical Social Work. Before becoming a School Social Worker , I worked as a Youth and Camp Director for nine years.
When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my family, including my wife, 15-year-old son, and my dog, Dollie. Some of my favorite activities include bird watching, cooking, gardening, and playing soccer. I love singing and playing my guitar with students. I also play the harmonica and am still, trying to learn how to play the accordion.
What I love about being a School Social Worker is the opportunities to provide students with skills and support to help them be successful emotionally and socially.
I am available to support all Chelsea Heights students and families, including students who receive Social Work services through Special Education. I can help families locate needed community services, including mental health services, housing services, food, and financial services.