CCS is excited to welcome Maria Naumann to our team as Employment Specialist for our re-imagined School2Work program. Maria will support youth with developmental disabilities in the transition from school to employment. This includes vocational readiness assessments, skills assessment and development, job networking, placement, and training.

“I’m looking forward to using my skills and experience in the school system to my work at CCS,” Maria said. “It is such an honor to be a part of the brand new School2Work program and I’m excited to work on an amazing team and build something from the ground up.”

Maria brings five years’ experience in human services, including three years working in or with school systems and two working in residential, as well as work experience in a hospital setting, and extensive knowledge in creative problem solving when it comes to behavioral challenges. She holds a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Spanish from Lake Forest College (Illinois).

 In her free time Maria said she enjoys hiking, dancing, weightlifting, and spending time with friends and family. She also acknowledged a slight obsession with llamas/alpacas 

 Maria recently returned to her hometown of Richmond, Vermont after spending her entire professional life in Chicago.