Student Services Team and Social-Emotional Learning

Our school counselors and school social workers can help to address social/emotional needs of our students. You can find contact information below. If you are not sure if your student is connected with a specific student services staff member, contact the school counselor identified below and they can help to address the concerns or make a referral to the appropriate school social worker if appropriate.

Click the image below for an introduction to our Student Services Team!

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Meet the Student Services Team

Megan Licht: Associate Principal of Student Services
Patrick O'Connell: Student Services Department Chair
Annie Swiatek: School Nurse
Wesley Clevenger: School Psychologist
Dawn Deacon: School Psychologist
Joe Alger: Prevention & Wellness Coordinator
Mario Balarin: School Resource Officer
Jennifer Campos: Registrar

School Counselors
Kevin Ball: Counselor / A-Daz
Veronica Lujano: Counselor / De - Johnson
Tim Sheehan: Counselor / Jok - Orz
Patrick O'Connell: Student Services Department Chair/ Os - Romaz
Megan Stenberg: Counselor / Rome-Z

Kevin Doyle: Dean of Students A-Gl
Linda Vecchie: Dean of Students Go-Ors
Jon Sawyer: Dean of Students Ort-Z

Social Workers
Alyssa Albertini: Social Worker
Kyle Cook: Social Worker
Amy Fitzgerald: Social Worker
Kensi: Therapy Dog


"Call4Calm" by the Illinois Human Services Mental Health Division. Text the word “TALK” to 552020 to speak to a mental health care professional for free. Click here for more information. 

More Resources: If there is a crisis in which you must speak immediately or at length with a mental health provider, please utilize the following resources:

Use Text-A-Tip. Text LAKECO to 1-844-823-5323. It’s safe, anonymous and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 1-800-821-4357
National Alliance on Mental Health Information Line 1-800-950-NAMI(6264)
Trevor Support Center  Their trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.  
Illinois Mental Health Collaborative
COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub
National Alliance on Mental Health website
Illinois Department of Public Health

If there is an emergency, please dial 911.

Check out our new SST (student services team) Good Vibes page on Instagram!


Hyde Park Center for Healing: Dedicated to advocating for, uplifting, empowering and healing black and brown communities.

IDPH: Violence Prevention and Support Resources This document provides a list of violence prevention and support resources available to communities. 

IDPH: Call4Calm A free emotional support text line. Text “TALK" to 552020 or “HABLAR" for service in Spanish. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Free and confidential support for individuals in crisis available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 1-800-273-8255(TALK)

Crisis Text Line Free and confidential support for individuals in crisis available 24 hours a day 7 days a week Text HOME to 741741

National Helpline | SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Free and confidential treatment referral and information service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 1-800-622-4357 (HELP)

National Runaway Safeline This 24-hour 7 day a week national Safeline is for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help. 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or text: 66008

Self-Guided Mindfulness - Learning 2 Breathe

Food Pantries

Lake County Youth & Families Resources

Free Educational Resources

Homelessness & Education

Headspace App for Mental Health
Insight Timer (Free meditations)
Yoga with Adriene (Free yoga)
PopSugar Fitness (Free Workouts)

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