• Social Workers


    SCASD Family & Community Engagement

    Family and Community Engagement - FACE


    This is a safe, caring and supportive place for every person.

    Cindy Sergeon-Smith, MA - Home School Visitor - ces31@scasd.org

    Morgan Bechdel, LSW - District School Social Worker - mlb44@scasd.org

    Lexie Wise, MSW - High School Social Worker

    Jessica Mayes, LSW - RIT Social Worker - jem46@scasd.org


    The Family and Community Engagement team consists of our Home School Visitor and three Licensed School Social Workers. These positions work closely with all lstudents and their families in developing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships between members of the school district and outside agencies. In addition, they provide connections to community resources in supporting a family's basic needs. Their work is focused on ensuring an optimal schooling opportunity while balancing the personal development of the student.


    Needs Assessment

    FACE developed a form to better help meet our SCASD students and families' needs, Family Needs Assessment.



    Please find resources on our two go-to lists: Community Resource List or Quick Resource Guide

    211 https://www.pa211.org/get-help/

      This is a statewide collaborative for health and human service information for the state. Callers are redirected to the appropriate agency and the website helps find resources in your area.



    Find more resources and information on our Facebook Page



    Meet Our Team 

    Home and School Visitor - 

    Mrs. Cindy Sergeon-Smith joined the district in 2015 as the Home and School Visitor. Prior to coming to SCASD she spent 9 years providing direct in-home services to at-risk families and foster care students, as well as 9 years as an elementary school counselor. 

    Cindy obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Glenville State College in WV and later went on to receive her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Marshall University in WV. 

    Cindy is compassionate about helping others to achieve their personal and family goals.  Beyond her professional experience, Cindy values spending time with her husband and 3 children and loves to visit the beautiful “wild and wonderful” WV hills.   

    Contact Mrs. Sergeon-Smith:

    Office Number: 814-272-8224


    District-Wide School Social Worker - 

    Morgan received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice at Lycoming College in 2017. In 2019, Morgan graduated from Shippensburg University with a Masters in Social Work and proceeded to get her Pennsylvania license in Social Work. In 2023, Morgan became a certified School Social Worker through PDE. 

    She is extremely passionate about helping others and enjoys seeing the progress a person can make with community support. Morgan finds school social work rewarding and believes it continues to open her heart and mind to how she can learn, improve and GROW as an individual.

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    RIT Social Worker - 

    Jessica received her Bachelor's degree in Criminology with a Minor in Sociology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2011. She then went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work in 2019 from Walden University. She has worked with numerous populations, including psychiatric care, outpatient therapy and the correctional system. She is passionate about reentry and recidivism and these are areas where she continues to want to pursue long term.


    She is warm, caring and believes in the power of building connections with people to help them achieve their goals. She believes there is great value working with young people, and helping them to realize their full potential while helping them to navigate the challenges they may face along the way.


    “If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done” - Unknown



    High School Social Worker - more to come!





Last Modified on September 12, 2023