School Based Therapists
Paula Shannon, MSW, LCSW (Alwood School District #225 School Therapist)
Paula lives in Alpha, IL. She will be serving as a School Therapist for the Alwood School District (#225) as a hybrid employee of North Central Behavioral Health and the Henry-Stark Health Department in an exciting, new, grant-based program to provide mental health services full-time in a local school district for their K-12 students.
Paula feels like she is getting to fulfill one of her career goals in serving professionally in her home community where both of her children grew up and were educated. She and her husband love to travel, most often to visit their adult children or relax on a beach. Their empty-nest baby is their Great Dane, Navy. Paula writes regularly and is hoping to be a published author in the next few years.
Alwood District School Based Forms
Vicki Bailey, LSW (Wethersfield School District School Therapist)
Born and raised in Kewanee, Vicki graduated from Wethersfield High School. Soon after, Vickie got her bachelor’s degree in social work from Illinois State University and her master’s degree in social work from Aurora University. Vicki was employed as a school social worker for 20 years and then decided to take a break. She became a medical social worker and was taking care of hospice patients and their families. Vicki is excited to work with children and teens in the school setting and is hoping that she can meet the needs of the students and their families.
Wethersfield District School Based Forms
Kyla Carlson, (Stark County School District Therapist)
Kyla will be serving as a School Therapist for the Stark County School District. Kyla received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bradley University in 2013 . She completed her Master of Social Work in Children, Youth, and Family Services at University of Illinois in 2014. Since that time Kyla has worked with various age groups in community settings that include child welfare and mental health therapy. In Kyla's most recent prior employment she served as a Family Engagement Specialist that provided resource linkage supports and individual supports to students and families within the school districts served. Kyla is excited to return to the school system and provide needed supports to students and families in Stark County.