Phone: (630) 759-7282, ext. 6391
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts BA Masters in Social Work MA
Mrs. Amy Fournier
I'm Mrs. Fournier, the School Social Worker at Independence Elementary School. Let me tell you a little about me. I am a college graduate from the College of St. Francis with my bachelor's degree and obtained my master's degree through Aurora University.
I have six and a half years experience working in child welfare as a caseworker through Catholic Charities prior to my current position. I have been in the Valley View School District since 2002 making this my sixteenth year serving as a school social worker,
which I love. My joy comes through working with students to enhance their social, emotional and behavioral skills to be productive citiizens. I also enjoy working to support our students families to seek assistance through reources within the community.
My favorite interests outside of school include: reading, doing anything outdoors, gardening, playing sports, doing crafts and spending time with my family. I am a big kid at heart as I love doing activities with my daughter whether it's working on crafty projects,
or getting dirty outside. Mrs. Fournier is very active, as I'm never too old to roller skate, play on the play ground or even jumping at Sky Zone. My most favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas, as my daughter and I love decorating. Yes. Mrs. Fournier still
dresses up every year to go Trick or Treating with my daughter. I have been a troop leader for both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts for my oldest children, as I love the excitement of teaching children and the smiles on their faces when they learn new things or accomplish
something they thought they never would.
"LEARNING BEGINS AT HOME". Our children are growing all the time and small for such a short period of time. It is so important to interact on a social level with your child to help them build social confidence in him or herself through their personal abilities,
making friends, trying new things and learning it's okay to make mistakes. It's okay and healthy for your children to know that you are human like them. Rather, than your child playing video games and isolated activities, it is important to expose them to social
interaction of playing board games or other games exposing them to social interaction with other people.