By Susan Wulczyn
BA in psychology and sociology from Bucknell University, AM from University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, CAS from State University at Albany
I began my social work career as a school social worker on the northwest side of Chicago at the Albany Park Community Center. After five years, we moved back east to be closer to family. I was a family therapist for adolescents at risk of placement outside their homes for two years. Then, my next twenty-one years were spent at the Waterford-Halfmoon School district as an elementary school social worker, before re-entry into graduate school for administrative certifications and a move to the Director of Special Services position seven years before coming to Lemont District 113A.
FAMILY AND INTERESTS:
Married to Fred, a researcher specializing in the analysis and policy implications of children's careers in foster care; he works at Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago. We have three grown daughters; Kirstin works in Geneva, Switzerland for GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition); Ingrid is a special education teacher in the Bronx, NYC; and Hannah is newly employed by the federal government in the Baltimore area. We enjoy travel, camping, skiing (snow and water), and family gatherings. Currently, we are appreciating life in Chicago!