Guidance Department

Confidentiality is important to the counseling process. Students and adults who work with the social workers/psychologist must feel that their concerns are being held in confidence. However, state law does mandate that parents/guardians will be notified if a student’s health and/or safety are a concern.

Social Worker
Mr. Ben Murray
[email protected]

Social Worker
Ms. Erin Hurley 
[email protected]

School Psychologist
Ms. Renee Rivera
[email protected]

The Fox guidance department consists of two social workers and a school psychologist.  The guidance program is designed to serve the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.

ALL students at Fox can receive assistance in

  • Coping skills
  • Peer relationships
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Academic support
  • Easing the transition into junior high
  • Bullying
  • Anger management
  • And more

PARENTS can receive help in

  • Addressing home and school concerns
  • Homework
  • Bullying
  • Outside counseling referrals
  • Community assistance

How can you make use of the guidance program at Fox?

  • A staff member may refer a student
  • Parents can call the guidance department

Community Resources

District 54 Community Closet and Food Pantry

District 54 offers a community closet and food pantry for our students and their families who are in need of free clothes or food.  You can obtain access to the community closet and food pantry by contacting Fox’s Guidance Department.

Area Food Pantries

  • Schaumburg Township: 847-884-0030  
  • Einstein Elementary School 630-736-2500  Place an Online Order
  • Catholic Charities  (Des Plaines): 847-376-2100
  • Barrington Township: 847-381-5632
  • Willow Creek  (Hoffman Estates): 847-882-3663
  • Harvest Bible Chapel: 847-398-7005

Community Counseling Support

We have a comprehensive list of community agencies that provide support groups for grief and loss, family, group and/or individual counseling. Please contact the Guidance Department for further information.

Financial and Housing Assistance

  • CEDA: 847-392-2332
  • Catholic Charities: 847-376-2110 (Des Plaines)
  • WINGS: 847-951-8670
  • Schaumburg Township: 847-884-0030
  • Hanover Township: 630-540-9085
  • Willow Creek: 847-882-3663
  • Centro de Informacion: 630 550-5131
  • Salvation Army: 847-348-7395
  • Center of Concern: (847)823-0453

Teen Services

  • Hoffman Estates Park District:  847-885-7500
  • Schaumburg Park District:  847-985-2115
  • The Barn Teen Center:  847-524-3388

Prescription Services