Phone: (630) 679-6847
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Psychology, Eastern Illinois University Masters of Social Work - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Type 73 Certification - Loyola University Chicago Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Mrs. Gabrielle Meyer
My name is Gabrielle Meyer and I am the Social Worker for STEP. The 2016/2017 school year was my first year working full-time for Valley View School District at Hermansen Elementary, though I have previous part-time experience at Romeoville High School. Other work experiences include elementary schools, a residential facility, group homes, and I was with a treatment level foster care agency for 11 years. I have experience with individual, family, and group therapy, as well as program (foster care) management. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology, my masters in social work, and later my Type 73 school social worker certification.
It had been my desire for quite some time to work in a school setting and I am so happy to be a part of the Valley View School District family. From personal experience and from observing those around me throughout my school age years, I've learned that one's school environment can have a tremendous impact on a student's success. It is imperitive that not only are students supported academically, but that their social/emotional needs are being supported as well.
I've always enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I enjoy being active; I love being outdoors, running (I completed the 2014 and 2018 Chicago Marathon), traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with my husband and wild child of a daughter.
Parent's Guide to Utilizing the School Social Worker
If you have any of the following concerns (not limited to this list) about your child, please feel free to contact me:
• School Refusal
• Recent mental health diagnosis
• Peer conflict (more than what is age appropriate)
• Anger outburts
• Behavioral concerns (defiance, impulsivity, etc.)
• Excessive sadness
• Significant loss (i.e. death, divorce)
• Need for community resources (i.e. therapeutic services, utility payment assistance, food pantries, etc.)