My time at the School of Social Work seemed to fly by. I thoroughly enjoyed my field work experiences as well as many of the courses that were focused on working with people, others not so much. Those were the days of Dear Frank Farrelly! What a fun trip working with him! From grad school I went on to work as a clinical SW with adults at Mendota Mental Health Institute which led to Director of SW and finally Director of Adult Programs./Forensics. During most of that time I worked closely with Dean Schneck at the School in providing field placements for students. I was also a member of the Field Committee for years.
In 2000 I became the Deputy Director at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston. We made a few field placement attempts with the School, but distance made it difficult and we finally stopped trying
In summary, I had a very rewarding career which clearly was kicked off by my experiences and connections initiated at the School. I retired in 2009 and live in Fitchburg. I have a wonderful family in the area and remain busy with them as well as volunteer work and time with friends