• Academics

  • Dana Niklaus                                                                        
    Main Office (Room 1)
    952-848-4658                                                               
    Dana.Niklaus@edinaschools.org

                                                                                                         
     
    "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." ~ Pericles ~ 
     
     
     
    My name is Dana Niklaus and I am the Social Worker at Cornelia Elementary School.  This is my first year working for Edina Public Schools.  I have been practicing Social Work for nearly 15 years, 10 of those years being within the school setting.  I began my career as an Adoption Social Worker.  Working with children and families is my passion - I truly enjoy working with students/families and staff to provide support, advocacy, and education.  I believe that all children have strengths and gifts, as well as the capacity for growth and change.  I look forward to a wonderful school year!  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.  You may reach me by phone or e-mail and my contact information is listed above.  I have included some helpful resources below and I will continue to update this information throughout the school year.  
     
    I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of St. Benedict and my Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg College.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and 12 year-old son, spending time with friends, reading, travel, and being involved in my church community.
     
     
     
     
                                RESOURCES
     
     
                        Counseling: 
                        
                         PrairieCare (Edina) ~ www.prairie-care.com ~ 952.230.9100
                         St. David's Center ~ www.stdavidscenter.org ~ 952.939.0396
                         Relate Counseling Center ~ www.relatemn.org ~ 952.932.7277
                         Washburn Center for Children ~ www.washburn.org ~ 612.871.1454
                         Nystrom and Associates (Eden Prairie) ~ www.nystromcounseling.com ~ 952.746.2522
                         Family and Children's Services ~ www.thefamilypartnership.org ~ 612.728.2061 
                         Center for Grief, Loss and Transition ~ www.griefloss.org
                         Fraser Child and Family Center ~ www.fraser.org ~ 612.767.7222
                         Family Innovations ~ www.familyinnovations.com ~ 952.224.2282
                         Lutheran Social Service ~ www.lssmn.org ~ 651.642.5990
                         Walk-In Counseling Center ~ www.walkin.org ~ 612.870.0565  
                          
                         
                         
                                  
                  
     
                                  Crisis/Other:
                            
                                  Edina Resource Center ~ (952) 848-3936
                        Hennepin County Front Door Access ~ (612) 348-4111
                        United Way 211/First Call for Help ~ (651) 291-0211
                        Crisis Connection ~ (763) 379-6363
                        Hennepin County Mobile Crisis Services ~ Child: (612) 348-2233 
                                                                                            Adult: (612) 873-3161
                                              
                                 Housing Link ~ (612) 522-2500; www.housinglink.org
                       Hennepin County Emergency Assistance ~ (612) 596-1300
                       Hennepin County Homeless Shelter Resources ~ (612) 348-9410 
                                 Domestic Violence Shelters in Minnesota ~ 1-866-223-1111
                                 Hennepin County Energy Assistance (CAPSH) ~ (952) 930-3541
                                 Hennepin County Food Support ~ (612) 596-1300
                                 Abbott Northwestern Hospital ~ (612) 863-4000
                        Fairview Riverside Hospital ~ (612) 672-2222 
                                  Fairview Southdale Hospital ~ (952) 924-5000