Mrs. Ellen McCrea

Phone: 828-758-1193


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees:Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Social WorkThe Catholic University of America, Washington DCMasters of Social WorkUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillConcentration in Adult and Child Mental Health Methods

Mrs. Ellen McCrea

My name is Ellen McCrea.  I am very excited to be the new social worker for Gamewell Elementary School.  This is my tenth year as a school social worker for Caldwell County Schools. Prior to that I provided services to Newton-Conover, Hickory City and Catawba County Schools through an out-reach program funded by Catawba County Government.  

I grew up in Pennsylvania but have lived in North Carolina for the past twenty-six years. I am married and have a daughter who is a college sophomore.

 As the school social worker, I assist students and families access needed resources so that these students can achieve to their highest potential.  It is my goal that all students feel safe, valued and respected so that they may focus on their academic efforts.

I welcome contact with parents for any reason.  Please call or email me if you ever have questions, needs or concerns.  I want to support you in your efforts to partner with the school on behalf of your child.  

I look forward to meeting you and your children throughout the year.  I will be working one day per week at Collettesville School but can always be reached through email or Class Dojo.


My weekly schedule will be as follows:

Mondays at Collettesville School

Tuesday through Friday at Gamewell Elementary.


I have listed some helpful links below:

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Yokefellow of Caldwell County

1602 Harper Ave.

Lenoir, NC