Department Staff

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Andrea Ball-Ryan, Social Worker / Homeless Liasion— (708) 335-5554
Helping students with last names beginning with A-K.

Andrea Ball-Ryan is a general education social worker at H-F. In addition to facilitating individual and group support for students, she also serves as the Homeless Education Liaison for the district. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Illinois State University and her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois - Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work. At H-F, she sponsors/co-sponsors Ambassadors, Peer Helpers, Friends of Rachel, Operation Snowflake and Operation Snowflurry.

 

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Phillip Barker, Social Worker / Student Assistance Coordinator — (708) 335-5552
Helping students with last names beginning with L-Z.

Phillip Barker holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University - Chicago. In addition to his role as social worker, he is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, which qualifies him to address substance-use issues within the school. Mr. Barker also works with the Gay/Straight Alliance, Peer Helpers, Friends of Rachel and Operation Snowball.

 

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Duane Van Slyke, Special Education Social Worker — 708-335-5692
Helping students with last names beginning with M-Z.

Duane Van Slyke has been employed as a school social worker at H-F for 21 years. He primarily works with Special Education students, providing direct counseling — both individual and group support. Prior to working at H-F, he worked as a adolescent counselor at Riveredge Hospital. He has a B.S. in Social Science and teacher certification from Illinois State University, and a graduate degree in Social Work from Loyola University - Chicago. At H-F, he has also coached Boys' Basketball for more than 20 years.

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Tammy Green, Special Education Social Worker — 708-335-5329
Helping students with last names beginning with A-L.

Tammy Green, M.S.W., L.S.W. – has a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked as a caseworker for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and as a crisis intervention worker for Thornton Township Youth Committee. She has been a school social worker for 26 years, the past 22 years at H-F. Tammy works in the Special Education Department with students who fall in the alpha of A-L, providing both group and individual services.

 

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Marina Brennan, RTI Counselor — 708-335-5622
Helping students with last names beginning with L-Z.

Marina Brennan, RTI Counselor, has worked at H-F since 2005, first as a school psychologist. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Western Illinois University, an S.S.P. in School Psychology from Western Illinois University, and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. At, H-F she is also the club sponsor of Poetic Expressions.

 

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Angela Taylor, RTI Counselor — 708-335-5623
Helping students with last names beginning with A-K.

Angela Taylor, RTI Counselor, has been at H-F for two years. She holds a B.A. from Kentucky State University, a M.A. from Governors State University and a ABD from Argosy University - Chicago. She serves general education students and offers academic intervention support.