Social Workers

Welcome to the Social Work Office!​

School Social Workers (SSW) are a vital part of the educational team, working together with educational administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, s​peech and language pathologists and other staff. Their unique graduate level training in social work enables them to understand and interpret the influences of the school, home, and community on children.

​​What do School Social Workers Do?

School social workers help STUDENTS:

  • achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities
  • understand themselves and others
  • improve interpersonal relationships
  • cope with stress
  • develop decision making skills

School social workers help PARENTS:

  • participate effectively in their children's education
  • understand and meet their children's social and emotional needs
  • understand programs available to students with special needs
  • utilize school and community resources effectively

School social workers help SCHOOLS:

  • understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) that affect students'
  • abilities to make maximum use of their school experience
  • utilize their resources in meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of students
  • promote a safe school environment

School Social Workers help COMMUNITIES:

  • understand school policies, programs, and practices
  • minimize those environmental factors which inhibit learning
  • develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families

 **Provided by the Illinois Association of School Social Workers (IASSW)



 Social Workers Directory

Last nameFirst nameTitleDepartmentWork e-mailWork phone
AlcalaDianaSocial Worker, Almond, Students P-ZStudent Services847-548-6606
EberlineElizabethSocial Worker, Transitions CenterSpecial Education 
GarritySamanthaSocial Worker, Oplaine, Students A-GoStudent Services847-599-4621
HasselquistEmilySocial Worker, Almond, Students A-GoStudent Services847-548-7139
ShapiroErinSocial Worker, Oplaine, Students P-ZStudent Services847-599-4607
SheaPattiSocial Worker, Almond, Students Gp-OStudent Services847-548-6853
TragarzRebeccaSocial Worker, AlmondSpecial Education847-548-6706
ZimmermanJaniceSocial Worker, Oplaine, Students Gp-OStudent Services847-599-4609
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