Melanie Allred, Nicki Gianelli and Katherine Derer make up the student support team at Wood View Elementary School in Bolingbrook.
Allred is the school social worker. Gianelli is the school psychologist and Derer is the school learning environment coordinator.
These staff members place social emotional learning at the forefront of the student experience at Wood View.
They lead initiatives such as “Hello Week” (which captures the meaning of friendship and kindness), grade level morning meetings, Interactive modeling stations,
Playworks for structured recess opportunities, school-wide mentoring and consistently show the community what “We Are Wood View” means.