Connecting students and their families to services and solutions to build the pathways necessary for a better tomorrow.
The Student Health Alignment Team had their first tactical plan approved by the Operating Board on December 12th. The tactic would align existing and new resources and services in a convenient hub making access easier for those students most in need. Imagine being able to visit a counselor, have a dental cleaning, access a food and clothing pantry and more all in one building? Data tells us that the reason many of our students don't get the help they need is because of access. Peoria Public Schools, with Alignment Peoria's support, wants to change that narrative.
To learn more about how such centers have worked in other school systems, please view the video below from the Marietta, Georgia Center for Student Success.
Following the Alignment process, the next step is the extension of an ITP, Invitation to Participate. The Invitation to Participate and Community Meetings for the Student Wraparound Services Center will occur in early 2018, so stay tuned!
Student Health A-Team Members
Derrick Booth, Co-Chair, Peoria Public Schools District 150
Andrea Parker, Co-Chair, Hult Center for Healthy Living
Melissa Adamson, Peoria City/ County Health Department
Casey Ahmad, Peoria Public Schools District 150
Lynne Anderson-Loy, Peoria Public Schools District 150
Renee Andrews, Peoria Public Schools District 150
Ross Black, City of Peoria
Tom Blumer, Peoria Public Schools District 150
Beth Crider-Derry, Regional Office of Education
Angel Cruz, Peoria Police Department
Daniel Duncan, Peoria Police Department
Brett Elliott, Peoria Public Schools District 150
Martha Ewan-Skorczewski, Peoria Public Schools District 150
Gigi Gibson, Southside Mission
Tom Hammerton, OSF Healthcare Foundation
Nancy Hinnen, United Way
Brittany Ott, Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery
Dan Philips, First United Methodist
Pamela Rumba, Common Place
Eileen Setti, Methodist College of Nursing
Marwin Spiller, Illinois Central College
Karen Stephan, Hartland Health Services
Aaron Watkins, Peoria Police Department
Bill Winkler, Peoria Charter Coach
Catalina Zavala, Friendship House