Placeholder text, please change

Social Workers

School social work services are available to all students in Community High School District 218.  The school social workers serve as liaisons between the home and the school.  They also provide parental education and counseling as appropriate, in relation to student needs.  Referrals or requests for services may come from the student, parent, or school personnel. 


The role of the social worker within the school setting is to provide brief counseling and support to students who may be experiencing difficulties that interfere with their social, emotional, or academic growth, and are impacting their academic progress in a negative way.  Assistance may be provided in the form of direct contact with the student, parents, guardians, school personnel, or with community agencies as necessary.


The goal of school social work services is to provide students with the emotional support necessary for academic and lifelong success.  Most services provided are short term.  If a student requires long term therapeutic services, the school social worker will work with parents and guardians to help connect with an appropriate community agency.


Please contact your student's social worker if you have questions about:


  • Counseling services available through Inspire - Hartgrove
  • Referrals to our district substance abuse program
  • Other social/emotional concerns for your child


Who You Can Contact
Students are assigned to a certified school social worker based on the last name or the particular program or additional academic supports that students receive.


Due to COVID - An electronic appointment system is being set up in order for students to request that a social worker follow-up with them. 


Social work support is currently available for students remotely.

Secretary                  Diane Mazor                               ext. 4775
A - GA                       Johnique Davis, MSW              ext. 4483    Google Voice: 708-986-0050


        • Self-Contained Program
GE - Q                       Toyia Miller-Peters, LCSW       ext. 4390    Google Voice: 708-844-8299
R - Z                           Aida Maravillas, LCSW            ext. 4481    Google Voice: 708-653-0362
        • BUILD Program
        • Foundations Program
        • English Learner Program
*Cardinal                    Curry Gallagher, MSW           ext. 4440     Google Voice: 708-986-1868
*Mr. Gallagher works with students throughout all grade levels who have participated in the Cardinal Community
Google Voice numbers can receive phone calls and text messages.
Social workers are available from 8am - 3:25pm Monday - Friday on remote learning school days.
Resources:                    Please click our resource link on the top right of this page for more resources
Great Chicago Food Depository - 
Enter an address, intersection, or ZIP code below to find a food pantry, soup kitchen, mobile food distribution or shelter in Cook County
Join Our Google Classroom!
The general social work Google Classroom is filled with social emotional resources regarding a variety of topics to help support you. 
Disclaimer:  This is NOT a confidential group.  Once a student joins the classroom, your name will be visible to the group.
Class Code: k5turxu
Join Our Google Class!
Disclaimer: This is NOT a confidential group.  Once you join, your name will be visible.
Class Code: k5turxu