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Katie McCaskie, LCSW is the Director of Social Work at South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School in NYC. Since 2002, she has worked in school-based and outpatient clinic programs in NYC, and for an NGO working with children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS in the southern African nation of Swaziland. She earned her bachelor's degree from Barnard College and her masters degree in social work from Hunter College. Animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities are currently a focus of her work; she implemented a program into her current school that uses therapy dogs to teach social-emotional skills to middle schoolers.