Phone: (630) 739-0185 ext. 6252
Degrees and Certifications:
BSW - Bachelor of Social Work MSW - Master of Social Work Illinois Educator's License with a School Social Work endorsement (Type 73 certification)
Ms. Kristen Jurca
Hello! My name is Kristen Jurca. I graduated form Western Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I then continued on to Aurora University where I recieved my Master's Degree is Social Work with a specialization in school social work. I recieved my Illinois Educator's License with a School Social Work endorsement (Type 73 certification) when I graduated with my Master's Degree which allowed me to work in schools!
This is my 3rd year working as a social worker in schools and my 2nd year working in Valley View. I am very excited to be back working in this community as I am a graduate of Valley View School District myself! I look forward to getting to know the students and families this year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's social skills, peer relationships, self-esteem or coping skills, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Counseling services available:
Individual Counseling: One on one counseling services are available to children for a variety of issues. Referrals can come from parents, teachers, staff, or the student. Providing support, teaching coping strategies and follow-up are emphasized.
Group Counseling: Group counseling is a terrific way for students to share similar experiences and learn from one another. Groups are facilitated by the school counselor and cover topics such as friendship skills, divorce and handling emotions.
Classroom Guidance: A very excting part of my job! This gives me a chance to work with students in the classroom setting teaching a variety of skills to encourage them to reach their full potential.