Phone: (517)339-8202 ext: 5216
Degrees and Certifications:
BA: Early Childhood Development MA: Social Work
Hello! My name is Mrs. Ongena and I am the Social Worker and Counselor at Ralya Elementary School. I just got married this summer so my name changed from Ms. Neumann to Mrs. Ongena. I am beyond excited to start my 3rd year in such a wonderful community and school!
Background: I received my undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in 2009 where I also was a member of the CMU Varsity Volleyball team for four years. In 2012, I graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. For the past 7 years I have worked as a School Social Worker in 3 different elementary schools/communities. I moved back to the area in 2017 to be closer to my now husband, family and friends.
Passions: My passion is my family, anything sports related and helping people!! My husband and I got a new golden retriever puppy this summer and we couldn't be more in love.
My mission in life is to make sure people feel supported, important and loved.