2023 School Social Worker of the Year

Charlynn Dahl 

Montevideo High School, Montevideo MN

The Minnesota School Social Workers Association proudly announces the selection of Charlynn Dahl as the Minnesota School Social Worker of the Year for 2023.   

Charlynn has been working as a school social worker and in the mental health field for many years. Charlynn received her Bachelor of Science in social work in 2005 from Minnesota State University. She then received her Master of social work from the University of Southern California in 2007. Charlynn is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work and holds a State Minnesota Educator License as a School Social Worker.

She is very active professionally with community organizations. She has taken part in the Drug, Alcohol, and Distracted Driving Prevention Committee, The Chippewa County Out of Home Task Force, The Chippewa County Child Protection Team, the Restorative Attendance Review Board Committee, The Southwest Center Service Cooperative, and The School Crisis Response Team. Charlynn’s school principal Chris Weber shared “Mrs. Dahl has been an outstanding Elementary and High School School Social Worker in our district. Mrs. Dahl was an elementary Social Worker in our district for 3years and has been our high school Social Worker for the last 4 years.  Her innovative, caring, personable, empathic style serves to peak the interest of our students.  Mrs. Dahl has shown a special balance of great student rapport with excellent student accountability. Her knowledge, approach style, professional relationships, and willingness to give of her time to our students and families has made her a very popular and effective School Social Worker.” 

MSSWA is so excited to acknowledge Charlynn Dahl and her dedication to the school social work profession. Her knowledge, her support of her colleagues, and her commitment and advocacy for the students she serves makes MSSWA proud Charlynn is our Minnesota School Social Worker of the Year for 2023!

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