Phone: (708) 366-7498


Degrees and Certifications:

Certificate in Advanced Practice in Schools Loyola University Type 73 School Service Personnel Certificate endorsed for school social work Masters Degree in Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Criminal Justice and Minor in Psychology University of Illinois at Chicago

Mrs. Andrea Coco

Hello! I am Mrs. Coco, and I am the school social worker at Betsy Ross School.  I have been working in District #91 for 14 school years !  I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  In addition, I completed a certificate in Advanced Practice in Schools from a post-graduate program at Loyola University. 

School social workers are unique in that they are a link between the home, school, and community to promote and support students' academic, behavior and social success.  At Betsy Ross School, I am fortunate to provide services to all students and staff. I facilitate social-emotional learning into the classrooms. 

"Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions" (CASEL: What is SEL?," 2016).

I am a member of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Team (PBIS) at Betsy Ross. I provide various caseload management tasks including: teacher consultation, crisis intervention, behavior management plans, assessments and participation in the special education process, small group and individual services, and offer families of students information and assistance to community resources.

If you ever have any comments, questions, or concerns, I can be reached by email at or by phone at (708) 366-7498.

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