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Mr. Tom Trousdale

I have been a member of the West Leyden Student Services department since 1999. Prior to coming to Leyden I worked and coached at Tinley Park High School. I also worked as an intensive case manager for chronically mentally ill adults in Proviso Township. I am presently a Girls Tennis Assistant Coach, sponsor of the Ripple Effect Club, and co-sponsor of Peer Mediation. I work with students in the general and special education population, including LIFE students. I enjoy helping students develop self-leadership and self-regulation skills using an “Inside-Out” approach and Mindfulness practices. West Leyden Social Work Site @TTrousdaleSW

Outside of work I enjoy exercising, reading, cooking, serving with my church, and spending time with my wife and three children. I am passionate about mobilizing others through clubs at school and outside volunteer work to bring compassion and justice to children living in extreme poverty. I also like learning about and visiting colleges