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Join us for the Annual School Social Work Awards March 10

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is hosting the Second Annual School Social Work Awards in recognition of the school social work profession. 

Register now for the event, which is scheduled for March 10 via Zoom from 9 to 11 a.m. It will take place during National School Social Work Week, which is March 6-12. The event is open to all educators. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

During this event, SDCOE will highlight the incredible work of school social workers who balance resiliency, passion, and perseverance while simultaneously serving students, families, and staff members in districts and schools across San Diego County. The theme of this year’s event is Ignite Your Sparkle: Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose.

The program will include opening remarks from County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold and other SDCOE leaders as well as comments from other school social workers and county leaders. 

It will conclude with six individuals being recognized as School Social Workers of the Year in the following areas: elementary school, middle school, and high school social worker; administrative school social worker; a school social work intern; and the Trailblazer Award, given to a retired school social worker or university professor in the school of social work. Learn more about the nominees.   

National School Social Work Week is celebrated annually on the first full week in March. It’s an opportunity to recognize the school social work profession and the vital role school social workers play in the lives of students, administrators, teachers, parents, and the community. 

Initiated by the School Social Work Association of America, this year’s theme is Time to Shine.

Show your appreciation for your school social worker! Here are a few ideas:  

  • Send personal cards/emails to thank them for their work.
  • Create a website/newsletter story and social media posts to highlight your school social worker.
  • Encourage teachers to make a special announcement to recognize them.
  • Follow SDCOE on social media and share from the event and throughout the week using #schoolsocialworkSD and #SSWWeek2022.

For questions, please contact Anna Schen or Jenee Peevy.

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