Mrs. Weiland's School Social Work Page

2 Pep Talks for All of Us!

Pep Talk For the World - by Kid President, Soul Pancake #GlobalGoals

Expert Tips on How to Have a Great Day! - also by Soul Pancake. Listen to these "experts" share their tips on feeling good and thinking positive! (might make you laugh!)

Click on the left side menu options for more resources, links and information.

Also, for a huge list of social-emotional wellness activities for all grade levels, check out the D105 SEL Page!

About Me:

My name is Gail Weiland. I am a licensed, clinical social worker and have been working in District 105 for 22 years, about to start my 23rd! I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, and my graduate degree in social work at the University of Illinois-Jane Addams School of Social Work. I have a passion for working with children and adolescents and helping them grow academically, socially and emotionally. I have had training and certifications in mindfulness, anxiety, behavioral therapies and brain-based strategies. I love to exercise, be outside in nature and travel with my husband and 2 teenage children.

School Social Work Includes:

  • Whole Class Social Emotional Lessons

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Behavior Planning & Implementation

  • Special Education Support and Services

  • District Wide Social Emotional and Wellness Planning and Implementation

  • Connections and Counseling with Students, Families and Outside Providers


Here is a brief list of websites and links for more information on topics related to school mental health, social-emotional wellness and issues facing students and families today.

Student sites

Parent sites

Life is a journey, an adventure and a challenge. It is not always easy. Sometimes the current takes us where we don't want to go, or to places we are unfamiliar with. Uncertainty can make life seem scary at times, but it can also exciting. Thankfully, we do not have to travel alone!

"Promise me you'll always remember; you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." --Christopher Robin, A.A. Milne