Phone: 973-571-2029 x2037


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Family and Child Studies, Montclair State University Child Advocacy and Policy Certificate, Montclair State University Masters in Social Work, Rutgers University Violence Against Women and Children Certificate, Rutgers University Licensed Clinical Social Worker School Social Worker Certificate Anti-bullying Specialist Certificate, Montclair State University Currently working on my second Masters at Montclair State University in Educational Leadership

Mrs. Joelle Dere

Welcome! I am very excited to join the Verona School District as a Social Worker on the Child Study Team at H.B.W. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as Certified School Social Worker with several years of experience working with special needs students, individuals suffering from a variety of behavioral health issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, 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 certificate in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University. I then studied at Rutgers University where I earned a Master degree in Social Work with a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. I have enjoyed working in various settings, including public schools, charter schools, outpatient programs, and private practice.

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.


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