Mr. Leo Ospina » Mr. Leo Ospina, MSW, LCSW

Mr. Leo Ospina, MSW, LCSW

My name is Leo Ospina. I am the School Social Worker for the Franklin Child Study Team. My duties as a School Social Worker are as follows: 


  • Assess the needs of students referred to the Child Study Team to determine if they are eligible for special education.
  • Consult with instructional staff to assist them in providing strategies for student educational, social, behavioral, and personal growth.
  • Monitor classified student's performance and coordinating related educational services and/or social work services as needed.
  • Provide therapeutic counseling to student's experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties in the classroom.


I have a comprehensive background in social work, mental health, child welfare, and education. I received a Bachelors in Social Work from Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ, in 2006 and a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, in 2009.


Overall, my goal as a School Social Worker on the Child Study Team is to serve you and your child as liaison between home/school and educational resources available to you and your child. Through collaboration as a team, we can motivate, encourage, and make your child’s school year a positive and wonderful learning experience. 


Please feel free to contact me at 201-974-2241 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If I am not in the office, please leave a voice message and I will return your call.  You can also contact me at my school email address to discuss questions or concerns that you may have about your child’s Individualized Education Program. I look forward to working with you. I thank you for your time, involvement, and support.


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Educational Resources:



English Language Arts


Assessments/Standards Resources  


North Bergen Library

Bergenline Main Branch

8411 Bergenline Avenue

North Bergen, NJ 07047

Phone: (201) 869-4715

Hours:Mon-Thurs Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm and Sunday: Closed


Kennedy Branch

2123 Kennedy Boulevard

North Bergen, NJ 07047

Phone: (201) 869-4715 ext.6

Hours: Mon:10am-7pm Wed:10am-6pm Thurs:10am-8pm Sat:10am-5pm and Sunday:Closed


Both library branches offer a wide variety of programs. Please visit for additional information.


Family Support Resources

Perform Care:

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Division of Developmental Disabilities:



North Hudson Community Action Program

1116 43rd Street

North Bergen, New Jersey



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