Sarita Hinton: BCPS School Social Worker

Understanding how relationships significantly impact student learning

Sarita Hinton: BCPS School Social Worker

Sarita Hinton, LGSW, graduated in May 2015 from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and started her career with Baltimore County Public Schools in the fall of 2015. She enjoys student-centered learning, often incorporating technology, music, and kinesthetic activities during her social skills groups. Hinton also provides social-emotional learning through individual counseling, classroom support, teacher consultations, and crisis support at Deep Creek Middle School and Sandalwood Elementary School. 

When she is not providing direct services, Hinton is involved in various initiatives, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices & Compliance. For the past two years, she has partnered with Santa’s Helpers, Maryland Food Bank, Back River United Methodist Church, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, and Christian Community Church C3 Feeds to provide case management and mobilize community resources to secure food and clothing for her students and families.

Hinton is passionate about supporting BCPS students and families. She understands the importance of connecting with students and how relationships significantly impact student learning. She was recently highlighted as the “Faculty Focus” at Deep Creek Middle. Staff members and her students shared the following

“… Our students appreciate how fun Ms. Hinton makes their time with her. She organizes games and rewards for good behavior. Students especially love being able to eat lunch with her in her room. Her students say that she is ‘good to talk to’ and ‘funny.’ Others like that ‘sometimes we play group games’ and that Ms. Hinton ‘helps me with my problems.’ Her students describe her as ‘nice, kind to all of us, likes kids and offers great rewards.’ We all know respect goes a long way for our students, so it’s a real compliment when they say that Ms. Hinton always ‘treats us with respect.’”

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