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Miss McCool
Lindsay McCool
School Social Worker

Ph: (708) 761-3537 (East)
Ph: (708) 761-3942 (South)

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

My name is Lindsay McCool. I am the school social worker split between Palos South and Palos East. I am very excited to be part of the Palos 118 community! I received my undergraduate in social work from Illinois State University and continued on to my masters program for school social work at Aurora University. 

My role as the school social worker is to assist students in navigating the every day social and emotional difficulties interfering with his or her academic success. This is done through individual and group sessions, teacher collaboration and school wide programs. I am also available to assist families in need by providing community resources. 

I spend much of my free time at the pool - swimming, playing water polo and coaching an age group swim team. Many Palos families know me from my years coaching the Palos Area Swim Sharks. I also enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and friends and of course, watching the Steelers!

Please feel free to contact me if I can assist your child and/or family at any point during the year. I can be reached most easily by email ().

Lindsay McCool, MSW

Community Resources Available

There are numerous public and private community resources available to families within the Palos area. For a list of additional resources available, please contact the School Social Worker directly.

Metropolitan Family Services

  Metropolitan Family Services provides access to:

  • Counseling Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Screening and Assessment Services for Crisis

 Main Site

 Direct Link to Southwest Location (Palos Hills)

Palos Township

  Palos Township provides access to:

  • Heath Services – Immunizations, Health Care, and other medical services
  • General Assistance
  • Emergency Food Pantry

 Main Site

 Direct Link to Contact Information