Molly Battaglini, SSP, NCSP School Psychologist 847-740-1490, ext. 5052 email@example.com mrsbattaglini.weebly.com This is my ninth year as a school psychologist and my fourth year at Big Hollow Middle School. I truly enjoy my profession and am very excited to continue working with the Big Hollow staff, students, families, and community! I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Family and Child Studies. I earned my Specialist in School Psychology degree from Illinois State University in 2010. I am nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board. My husband and I have been married since October 2009. We welcomed our son to the world in 2014, and are enjoying parenthood and watching him grow. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, running, cooking and eating, watching movies and TV, traveling, and shopping.
Cori Dudakiw-Warrick, MSW School Social Worker 847-740-1490, ext. 5031 firstname.lastname@example.org Hi! I'm Cori DW; my last name is a hyphenated mess, so it's a lot easier on everyone to go by Mrs. DW or Ddub! This is my sixth year as a school social worker, third at Big Hollow MS. I received my Bachelor's in Social Work from Northeastern Illinois University and my Master's in Social Work, specializing in school social work, from Dominican University. I was a K - 12 school social worker in Hebron, IL prior to joining the Big Hollow team. I absolutely LOVE my job. I thoroughly enjoy working with our MS students individually, in small groups, and in the classrooms! Teaching social/emotional skills and watching students grow/find themselves is a passion! On the home front, I live with my hubby, son (still a little guy!), and black lab. They are my absolute loves. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends/family, watching TV, wandering around Target, and playing board games. It's going to be a great year!
Kristina Vanderwerff, LCSW, MSW School Social Worker 847-740-1490, ext. 3014 email@example.com This is my 7th year as a school social worker and my second year at Big Hollow Middle School. I received my Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Illinois and my Masters in Social Work from Dominican University with focuses in mental health counseling and school social work. Prior to coming to Big Hollow, I worked as a substance abuse counselor, and I worked at therapeutic behavior middle schools and high schools. As well, I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2016. My favorite part of being a school social worker is seeing students grow emotionally and socially. I spend my free time with my husband, our amazing son, and our dog (named Jack). I love to read, do yoga, drink coffee, cook, and spend time with friends. I look at every day as a fresh start and believe in teaching positivity to my wonderful students!