Hello, Hello! My name is Jackie Ourada and I am the Elementary School Social Worker. I graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University (aka Southwest State University) in Marshall MN in May of 2002 with a Bachelors in Social Work. I received my License in Social Work in December of 2015.
I was hired as Reede Gray Elementary School Social Worker in December of 2015, prior to that I worked in school and family mental health for 14 years, as a Social Service Director at a nursing home and a School and Family Mental Health Counselor, working with children, adults, elderly and families. I LOVE working with children and thier families.
I have lived in Redwood Falls for the last 13 years with my husband Andy who is the Redwood Valley Athletic Director, and we have 4 children, twin boys Lincoln and Austin, a daughter Hailyn and a son Nolan, also living with us is our dog Piper.
We are an outgoing family who are typically usually seen out and about....and if you are looking for us you will find us somewhere in the community whether that be outside in our backyard, at the pool or lake, taking in walks and bike rides in our very own piece of nature of Alexander Ramsey Park, and even by taking in runs and walks in the community. Our family also spends much time involved in Cardinal Athletic and Fine Arts as well as programming through our Redwood Area Community Center. Other interests of mine include, wrestling, volunteering--especially for the March of Dimes, volleyball, basketball, dogs, walking, running, exercising, reading country music, family adventures near and far, lake time with my family.
This past summer I enjoyed a mission trip with my 3 older children in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and horse back riding in the Black Hills, pool time, lake time, a camping trip with friends, and even a day at the Mall of America at Nickelodeon Universe and a new campfire area at our home.
I look forward to an AMAZING school year! See you all soon! I LOVE having visitors so please feel free to stop by anytime!
Jackie Ourada, LSW
School Social Worker