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    Student Wellness Resources, Social Workers, & Hotlines

    Lusher employs multiple social workers to promote the mental health and well being of students at Lusher.

    Grades K-5: Monique Kerrigan (you can visit Mrs. Kerrigan’s website here to find resources for both parents and students)
    Grades 6-8: Michael Binder (Mr. Binder’s website)
    Grades 9-12: Katie Brown (Mrs. Brown’s website here)

    Mental/Emotional Health Resources in response to COVID-19 – In response to Needs Assessment Surveys that parents, teachers, and students completed, the School Wellness Team in partnership with LSU’s School Psychology Program is offering the following resources to support the most frequently rated areas of concern. If there are additional areas for which the community would benefit, please email

    If you have witnessed or been the victim of bullying or cyberbullying of any kind, please reach out to a teacher/administrator, or one of our social workers above.

    If you are concerned that someone under the age of 18 is being abused, call the Child Protection Hotline, 855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437) toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Lusher’s faculty and staff are all Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect. You can learn more about Mandated Reporters here.

    If your family lives in any of the following conditions:

    • In a shelter
    • In a motel, campground due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations
    • In a car, a park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
    • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

    Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.  If you believe your children may be eligible, contact Jackie Martin, the local liaison at 504-304-3960, 504-862-5110 or  to find out what services and supports may be available.