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Student Services


 Student Services

Welcome to Coal City Middle School Student Services!  


Our team members and the services we provide:



As a school counselor, I advocate for students by providing academic support, career exploration, and social/emotional development.


How can I help you...


Academic Liason?

Scheduling Question?

Social/Emotional Support?

Career Exploration


Social Worker

Cealy DePersia

As School Social Workers, we provide direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel to promote and support students' academic, social, and emotional success.



Sarah Veronda

School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students; consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies; work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.  School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face. They understand how these issues affect learning, behavior, well-being, and school engagement. School psychologists are highly skilled and ready resources in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.



Paula Barla and Amie DePodesta



Danielle Meyer


Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist works with people of all ages to develop the skills they need to be as independent as possible in the jobs they have in their daily life.  In the schools, an occupational therapist has a specific focus on the performance of tasks including fine motor, gross motor, self-help, social and sensory skills, all of which impact how kids of all ages participate in their routines at school.  Coal City School District employs two occupational therapists.  The occupational therapist for this building is Allison Wingate


Speech Pathology

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. The middle school speech pathologist is Kara Claypool.

 McKinney-Vento Liaison/District Homeless Liaison
Corey Mikula
Contact Information: 815-634-2396 ext. 1704