We have the honor of welcoming Claire Palius to the Kennedy team as our School Social Worker!
This will be Claire’s first year as the social worker at JFK, but third year in Denver Public Schools. Previously, Claire was a math fellow at Hill Middle School and in 2017, an intern at JFK, supporting a caseload of senior students in graduating on time and applying to colleges.
Claire was born in Los Angeles, CA but has lived outside of Boulder, CO for 27 years. She attended The University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned degrees in Psychology and Sociology in 2012, and Metropolitan State University of Denver, receiving her Masters in Social Work in 2019.
Claire has worked with adolescents in numerous school districts, including Denver Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools, and Boston Public Schools. In her free time, Claire enjoys reading, crafting, watching old movies, eating breakfast for dinner, and playing on her unicorn kickball team!