• Antioch Upper Grade School

    Social Workers

  • Jennifer Schoon

    6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Knights and 7th & 8th Grade Titans

    jschoon@antioch34.com847-838-8355

    Ms. Schoon started her career at AUGS during the 2005-2006 school year. She is also a Softball Coach and Yearbook Advisor. She holds a teaching degree and is certified in Math and ELA from Western Illinois University. Ms. Schoon received her Master's of School Social Work from Aurora University in 2004.  

     

    Elisa Holtman

    6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Spartans, 6th Grade Titans, and the Learning Opportunities Program

    eholtman@antioch34.com 847-838-8333

    Ms. Holtman joined the AUGS staff in August of 2014. Prior to that she was a School Social Worker for Camelot Therapeutic Day School
    in Kankakee County.  Before beginning her School Social Work career, Ms. Holtman worked as a Social Worker with adults with Developmental Disabilities.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 2002 through Olivet Nazarene University and her Masters of Social Work in 2010 through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Ms. Holtman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

     

     Sarah Houston-Posey 

    6, 7, and 8th grade Knights, Titans, and Spartans

    Part-time Social Worker at AUGS on Monday, Tuesday, and every other Wednesday

    shouston-posey@antioch34.com or 847-838-8126

     

     

    Social Emotional Learning Starndards: 

    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to:

    •  recognize and manage their emotions;
    •  demonstrate caring and concern for others;
    •  establish positive relationships;
    •  make responsible decisions; and
    •  handle challenging situations constructively.

    WHO are School Social Workers?

    School Social Workers are trained  mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society.  School Social Workers  are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success. 

     

     

    WHAT are some of the specific services that School Social Workers provide?

    • Participating in special education assessment meetings as well as Individual Educational Planning Meetings
    • Working with those problems in a child's living situation that affect the child’s adjustment in school. (home, school, and community)
    • Preparing a social or developmental history on a child with a disability.
    • Counseling (group, individual and/or family)
    • Mobilizing family, school, and community resources to enable the child to learn as effectively as possible in his or her educational program
    • Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies. 

    SERVICES TO STUDENTS:

    • Providing crisis intervention.
    • Developing intervention strategies to increase academic success.
    • Assisting with conflict resolution and anger management.
    • Helping the child develop appropriate social interaction skills.
    • Assisting the child in understanding and accepting self and others.