Jenée Peevy, the San Diego County Office of Education’s manager of social work services, was honored on Nov. 5 as a San Diego Gulls Hometown Hero. The American Hockey League club paid tribute to Peevy and two other heroes during a special tribute to local frontline workers, community volunteers, and military members and their families.
Peevy, who has worked for SDCOE for 15 years, provides instruction and supervision for social work interns from universities across the state who support schools across the county. School social workers play an important role in education, serving as the link between the home, school, and community, providing direct and indirect services to students, families, and school employees to promote and support the academic and social success of students. They are trained mental health professionals providing services related to a student’s social and emotional well-being.
“School social workers are a vital part of the school community, and we are fortunate to have Jenée, a true leader in the field, on our team," said San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold.
Peevy is very involved in the community, volunteering her time to support youth, families, and community members. In 2015, she received the volunteer of the year award from the San Diego Youth Football Conference. She serves on several boards and committees, including her current roles as secretary for the California Association of School Social Workers, Skyline Youth Football and Cheer Organization and USATF San Diego-Imperial Youth Committee and the Region E Director for the National Association of Social Work.
Peevy graduated from San Diego State University with a master’s degree in Social Work Administration, specializing in children, youth, and families. She also holds a BS in criminal justice administration; minoring in sociology/juvenile delinquency.
Peevy is the proud mother of five children, ranging from 15-35 years old.