Curley-Dempsey, Aly - School Social Worker


My name is Aly Curley-Dempsey and I am the school social worker for Johnston Elementary.  This is my seventh school year serving the Johnston Community.  I am now on campus 5 days a week and can be reached at 828-232-4291.

*Virtual Days*
During the school closure, I am still available to assist families and students during our virtual days.  I will be available daily from 8-10 and from 1:30-3:30.  I may also be available during other hours, so please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.  You can reach me at 779-1493 (call or text) and via email at  If you get my voicemail, please leave a detailed message and I will return your message and call as soon as I am able! 

You can also complete this google form and I will be back in touch with you when your response is received.

I know that this is a stressful, uncertain time, so please do not hesitate to reach out.  Stay well!

What do School Social Workers Do?

School Social Workers serve as the link between students' families and the school. I collaborate with parents, guardians, teachers and other school officials to ensure that students reach their academic and personal potential to be globally productive citizens in the twenty-first century. Support services are provided to students to motivate them to be their best when they are faced with barriers such as; absenteeism, abuse/neglect, pregnancy, addictions, poverty, homelessness, etc. Each situation is assessed and individual plans are developed with the student/family.