Assistant Director of Field Education, Social Work Department
School of Social Work, Leadership, and Youth Advocacy
Office: ACW 305G
MSW, Simmons College School of Social Work
BA, Sociology, Boston College
Kerlyne Pacombe, a seasoned social work clinician, is the Assistant Director of Social Work Field Education. She received her Master of Social Work, combined with a Certificate in Urban Leadership, at Simmons College School of Social Work in the year 2000. She received her Bachelor of Art from Boston College in 1998.
She specializes in working with children and families from diverse populations, as well as with children who are diagnosed with multiple challenges. Some noteworthy positions that she has held are out-patient therapist, coordinator of a mentoring program for youth with disabilities, high school social worker at a Chapter 766 school, faculty field advisor for graduate level social work students, and a special education trainer for immigrant parents.
She has also coauthored a training manual called, "School Success for Haitian Children with Autism." This manual is a wonderful tool for mental health providers who seek to provide culturally responsive services to Haitian families who have children with autism. She has a passion for advocating for students from underserved populations. She is also fluent in Haitian Creole.