Guidance and Social Work

Guidance and Social Work

Guidance and Social Work

 
Mrs. Reich
School Counselor
dreich@sd13.org
(630) 529-6211, ext. 5352  
 
 
 
Hello and welcome to school counseling at Westfield Middle School! I started at Westfield in 2004 and work with all students in grades 6, 7 and 8.  I grew up in west Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for my B.A. in Psychology and Michigan State University for my M.A. in Counseling.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, yoga and reading.   
 
Individual school counseling services are available for all students. Students are always welcome to stop by my office on their own, or they can be referred by parents, teachers, or administrators. Students receive individual counseling for a number of reasons including coping with life stressors, social skills and making friends, study skills, coping with divorce, anxiety, and depression.

Student social groups also meet once a week and are organized by grade level. The goal of these groups is to help students make friends and have fun getting to know other same-age peers outside of the classroom.  Students play games and talk about topics of interest to them.  If there is a common concern among the group, such as study skills, this can be reviewed as well.  All are welcome to join!
 
 
 
Mrs. Zagotta
Social Worker
szagotta@sd13.org
(630) 529-6211, ext. 5310
 

Welcome to Social Work at Westfield Middle School! My name is Mrs. Zagotta and my role here at Westfield is to help guide students to enhance their emotional well-being as well as their academic performance. I began working at Westfield in February of 2009. I grew up in Wheaton, IL and attended St. Mary’s University of Winona, MN for my B.A. in Psychology and Aurora University’s School of Social Work for my Masters in Social Work. Prior to working at Westfield I worked for 10 years in a therapeutic day school as their social worker. In my free time you can find me spending time with my husband and 4 children.

Social work services are available to all students at Westfield. My door is always open to everyone and students may come to see me whenever they need. Parents, teachers and administrators may also refer students. I am not only here to help our students but their families and teachers as well. A student may come to see me to work through or address coping strategies for the many stressors that a middle schooler endures. Some of those situations may include making friends, social skills, coping with divorce or death, truancy, social withdrawal, study skills, anxiety and depression.

Student groups meet once a week and are organized by grade level. The goal of these groups is to help students improve social skills, make friends and have fun getting to know other same-age peers outside of the classroom. All students are welcome to join. Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns you may have!




 
 
 
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