Degrees and Certifications:
BSW-Illinois State University MSW-Aurora University LSW-Licensed Social Worker
Hello! I am the social worker at Indiana and Illinois Schools. I have been in District 162 for about 18 years. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the families and staff over the years and reuniting with previous coworkers and familiar faces as I've moved between buildings. After receiving my Master's in Social Work at Auroroa University then achieving my School Social Work certificate from Loyola University, I started my journey with 162. Since then, I've raised two young men of my own and numerous dogs! Through the years, I've coached many sports but soccer has been my favorite and most consistent. I am a true believer in positive "coaching" through life events and through sport. I believe that not only do we need a positive coach in our lives but we also need to learn to be our own best coach! I am honored to be able to teach this to the hundreds of children that I interact with every year.