Mrs. Erika Keen Education: Illinois State University, Bachelor's of Social Work Aurora University, Master's of Social Work
Mrs. Keen has experience working in a residential treatment center prior to completing her MSW. She completed her internship in Plainfield School District 202. Mrs. Keen worked at TMS for three years as a 7/8 social worker before becoming a 5/6 social worker at WBO in 2009.
Mrs. Jennie Shaffern Education: Valparaiso University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology: Criminology Governors State University, Master of Social Work
Mrs. Shaffern is looking forward to her third year at WBO! Prior to WBO, she worked with kids in a juvenile detention center, at a crisis intervention agency, and in a school setting. Mrs. Shaffern completed her internship in Joliet School District 204. In addition to being part of the Student Services team, Mrs. Shaffern co-sponsors POWER Club and LEAD Club at WBO.
School Counselor Mrs. Allison Acevedo Education: Illinois State University, Bachelor's in Education Lewis University, Master's in School Counseling
Mrs. Acevedo started as an ELA teacher at WBO in 2009. In 2014, she started teaching Citizenship through Community Service, a Social Emotional Learning curriculum embedding service learning. She completed her practicum at WBO and her internship at Shepard High School. She joined the Student Services team in August 2017. Mrs. Acevedo also co-sponsors a leadership and service club called LEAD Club.
Mrs. Sara Lawson Education: Eastern Illinois University, Bachelor's of Psychology Governors State University, Master's of School Psychology
Ms. Lawson has been practicing school psychology for 14 years. 13 of those 14 years were spent working with students grades 5-12. Ms. Lawson worked at Troy Craughwell Elementary and Troy Shorewood Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year.