Sheyla Riaz

Sheyla Riaz, pronouns she/her/hers is a licensed clinical social worker, certified clinical supervisor and Director of Social Work for the Newark region of KIPPNJ where she leads the development of school-based student and family mental health supports. Sheyla earned her social work degree from the School of Social Work at NYU and bachelor's in psychology from The College of New Jersey. Sheyla comes to KIPP with over 10 years of classroom and clinical experience serving an array of populations ranging from early childhood to adulthood. Prior to joining KIPPNJ, Sheyla practiced as a psychotherapist and program director in multiple settings from in-home case management to outpatient care.

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Mental Health

Teachers Are Beyond Stress, Self Care Isn’t Optional, It’s Required

Can we finally all agree? The pressure on educators is significant. According to a RAND study, stress was the most common reason that educators left teaching early — almost twice as common as...

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