My name is Toyia Miller-Peters and I am a licensed clinical social worker at Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE) High School. I have been with Community High School District 218 district since 2007. Currently, I work with regular and special education students whose last name begins with G - Mi. However, I have a vast array of background experiences in community health, child welfare, public assistance and educational systems from pre-school through high school.
As a school social worker, I work collaboratively with counselors, school administration and community agencies to support students and families in need of assistance due to a variety of circumstances. Through advocacy, prevention programs, brief counseling, crisis intervention and referrals, I am able to help students work through difficulties in their lives and as a result, give them a better chance of succedding in school and achieving their educational goals. Listed below are a few (but not all) of the areas in which I am able to assistance students:
Issues related to Grief/Loss
Concerns regarding drug used/or abuse
Student safety concerns
Social Skill Development
Community referrals and agency linkage
My Educational Background is as follows:
Bachelor of Science - Community Health Education (Southern Illinois University)
Master of Social Work (Loyola University at Chicago)
Master of Educational Administration (Governors State University)
If you find that I can be of any assistance to your student or family, please contact me at 708-597-6300 ext. 4390. I am usually in the office from 8am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.