Phone: 973-571-2029 x2037


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Family and Child Studies, Montclair State University Masters in Social Work, Rutgers University Masters in Educational Leadership, Montclair State University Licensed Clinical Social Worker School Social Worker Certificate

Mrs. Joelle Dere

Welcome! I am the Social Worker on the Child Study Team at H.B.W. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified School Social Worker with several years of experience working with special needs students and individuals suffering from a variety of behavioral health issues, including anxiety, depression, behavioral and adjustment disorders, developmental issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, low self-esteem, and family conflict. I also have experience with social skills training and providing support for caregivers and loved ones.

I am a proud graduate of Verona High School. I earned a BA in Family and Child Studies with a Child Advocacy and Policy certificate from Montclair State University. I then studied at Rutgers University, earning a Master's degree in Social Work with a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. I also have a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. 

In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I also love hiking, reading, walking my dog, traveling, watching movies, going to concerts, playing basketball, and attending sporting events.