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Mrs. Ellie Tucker

I am Ellie Tucker the Elementary School Success worker at Gier.  I have been working at Gier since the fall of 2017.  At Gier, I am responsible for helping to meet the social-emotional needs of the students.  I support students, parents, and staff so they have access to the resources they need to be successful at school.  I enjoy providing classroom presentations, meeting with students indvidually, and in a variety of small groups.  I am a graduate of Hillsdale High School, Hope College with a Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW), and the University of Michigan, with a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW). My previous work experience is in mental health settings working extensively with children, youth, and adults in out-patient, in-patient, and home/ community based settings. I love being in the school setting and encouraging our amazing students, collaborating with our dedicated staff, and coordinating with caring parents to help us all be resilient and kind to ourselves and others.  

Feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns: 517-689-1305

My Favorite Websites

  • Mindful Schools

    This website is dedicated to providing high-quality resources to schools, teachers, and families on mindfulness and well-being.  They often have simple tips, articles, and things to try at home.

     Art for Kids Hub

    This youtube channel is devoted to simple,  how-to-draws of many high interest characters and fun items for kids.  He is easy-to-follow and the kids (and grown ups) love these.  Check it out!


    This is an organization dedicated to social, emotional, and behavioral interventions.  They offer some cool free resources, articles and activities specifically for parents to try at home on a variety of topics like school refusal, impulsive behavior, warning signs of ADHD, how to help a perfectionist child and much more.


    GoZen is another social emotional platform.  They have videos and free printable resources like this free Self-Compassion Journal and other cool free printables.

     Emotional ABC's

    This is a curriculum I began with kindergarteners this spring.  It has lots of cool videos and activities about all of our feelings and our friend "Moody".


    Another organization dedicated to social-emotional research and learning, the Counsel for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) provides comprehensive data on SEL programs, best practice, and implementation.