Phone: (517)339-8202 ext: 5216


Degrees and Certifications:

BA: Early Childhood Development MA: Social Work

Mrs. Ongena

Hello! My name is Mrs. Ongena and I am the Social Worker and Counselor at Ralya Elementary School. My husband and I are expecting our first baby this upcoming Fall and we couldn't be more excited. I am beyond thrilled to start my 4th 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 8 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 have a golden retriever who just turned 1 and we couldn't be more in love. She is going to be the best big sister!

My mission in life is to make sure people feel supported, important and loved.