Phone: 630-682-2055


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Marketing, University of Illinois, M.S.W., Loyola University Chicago, Type 73 Certification, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Mrs. Ruth Graunke

I have been the social worker at Emerson since coming to District 200 in 1999. Prior to that, I worked as a child and family therapist for a foster care agency.  I love working with children in the elementary school setting.  I particularly value the opportunity I have to spend time in the classroom supporting the students' social and emotional development.
I have a B.S. from the University of Illinois, and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University.  I also attended Aurora University to obtain my school certification.  I feel very fortunate to be able to use my background and training to help students reach their full potential at Emerson.