Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Krizia Zavala


I am Krizia Zavala, the school social worker here at JRT! I completed my undergraduate studies at Illinois State University in 2017 and spent two years working at a therapuetic school for children with autism and absolutely loved it! I became very interested in social emotional learning and the need for mental health support in schools and completed my Master's in Social Work at Dominican University in 2021. I have worked with students in Pre-K all the way to students in Transition programs (18-22 years old) in general and special education. ELEMENTARY IS DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE AGE GROUP!

A few things about me: 

I grew up in Palos Hill, IL and lived there for 27 years until my fiancé and I bought a house in April 2022 in Bedford Park, IL. We have two tecup chihuahuas named Frida and Paquito and we love spoiling them! I love traveling to new places and trying different foods! We love going to sporting events (Go Sox and Bears!) and watching movies! At school, you will always find me with a coffee mug in my hand and saying hi to students during lunch and recess :)

I am so excited to collaborate with families to assist in supporting our students!