Guidance Department

Confidentiality is important to the counseling process. Students and adults who work with the social workers/psychologist must feel that their concerns are being held in confidence. However, state law does mandate that parents/guardians will be notified if a student’s health and/or safety are a concern.

7th Grade Social Worker
Ms. Kailee Falvo
847-357-6028
[email protected]

8th Grade School Counselor
Mrs. Beth Knief
847-357-6034
[email protected]

School Psychologist
Ms. Leslie Baker
847-357-6071
[email protected]

Margaret Mead Junior High School’s guidance department consists of a seventh- and eighth-grade social worker and a school psychologist.  The guidance program is designed to serve the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.

ALL students at Mead can receive assistance in

  • Coping skills,
  • Peer relationships,
  • Problem-solving skills,
  • Academic support,
  • Easing the transition into junior high and high school,
  • Bullying,
  • Anger management,
  • And more.

PARENTS can receive help in

  • Addressing home and school concerns,
  • Homework,
  • Bullying,
  • Outside counseling referrals and
  • Community assistance.

How can you make use of the guidance program at Mead?

  • Students can pick up a request form in the guidance office.
  • Students can also fill out a request form online: Mead Student Guidance Request Form
  • A staff member may refer a student

Community Resources

District 54 Community Closet and Food Pantry

District 54 offers a community closet and food pantry for our students and their families who are in need of free clothes or food.  You can obtain access to the community closet and food pantry by contacting Frost’s Guidance Department.

Area Food Pantries

  • Schaumburg Township: 847-884-0030
  • Catholic Charities  (Des Plaines): 847-376-2100
  • Barrington Township: 847-381-5632
  • Willow Creek  (Hoffman Estates): 847-882-3663
  • Harvest Bible Chapel: 847-398-7005

Community Counseling Support

We have a comprehensive list of community agencies that provide support groups for grief and loss, family, group and/or individual counseling. Please contact Mead’s Guidance Department for further information.

Financial and Housing Assistance

  • CEDA: 847-392-2332
  • Catholic Charities: 847-376-2110 (Des Plaines)
  • WINGS: 847-951-8670
  • Schaumburg Township: 847-884-0030
  • Hanover Township: 630-540-9085
  • Willow Creek: 847-882-3663
  • Centro de Informacion: 630 550-5131
  • Salvation Army: 847-348-7395
  • Center of Concern: (847)823-0453

Teen Services

  • Hoffman Estates Park District:  847-885-7500
  • Schaumburg Park District:  847-985-2115
  • The Barn Teen Center:  847-524-3388

Free Tutoring Services

  • Learning and Disabilities Matter: https://landdmatters.wixsite.com/website

Prescription Services