Mary Evans has been the school social worker for Lewiston High School for four years. Before that, she worked as a counselor at Camelot Elementary and Sacajawea Junior High School respectively. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree for social work and is also licensed to do private practice. She will retire in the spring.
“Working with the kids and having fun with the staff,” she said, is the best part of her job. She loves being in the know about practical jokes played amongst the LHS staff. On the contrary, dealing with her students’ issues is admittedly challenging. “Some of the situations the kids are in are difficult,” she said
Evans has mixed feelings about leaving LHS. “It has been really fun working with the kids and the staff, but it’s time for me to retire,” she said, “There are lots of things that my husband and I would like to do. I feel happy and sad both, I guess.”
Some of Evans’ best memories of her time at LHS are laughing and having fun with her fellow staff and working with the groups of kids that she works with. “I want to thank them for making [LHS] such a positive place to be,” she said. “I will miss the kids that I have gotten to know very well and I just hope the best for them as they go off into life.”