Annie Walden-Newman

School Social Worker



Mental Health Team , Behavior Intervention Team

Rm 305A

Annie is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) serving on the JFK Mental Health Team since 2017. At JFK, Annie has focused on a variety of areas, including behavior response, truancy, as well as prevention programming including comprehensive health education, suicide prevention, marijuana/drug education, and mindfulness/wellness at the universal and targeted intervention levels. Annie had also provided social emotional learning for our center-based programming, including JFK’s Affective Needs (AN), Multi-Intensive (MI) and Multi-Intensive Severe (MI-S) students with JFK’s speech-language pathologist. Annie also created wellness programming for JFK’s student football athletes. Finally, Annie created the JFK Resource Room (affectionately known as the “Mini Wal-Mart). This room provides school supplies, clothing, hygiene and other essential products to all JFK students and families free of charge.

A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Annie has worked with adolescents in a variety of capacities. These include providing therapy at an outpatient child/adolescent psychiatric hospital, teaching 7th grade sex education, counseling ELL high school students, as well as creating a comprehensive health education curriculum for an after-school program. Annie received a dual Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University. Prior to graduate school, Annie worked as a health policy aide for U.S. Senator Patty Murray and later as a lobbyist for the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association in Washington D.C. She lives in Parker with her family and loves reading, outdoors, and travel (fun fact: she has visited all 50 states!)


  • Western Washington University: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minors in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Studies and Criminology
  • Columbia University: Master’s in Social Work (MSW); Master’s in Public Health (MPH)