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Message from Superintendent Woods - National School Social Workers Week

​In honor of National School Social Work Week, school social workers, please see the message below from State Superintendent Richard Woods. 


The theme of National School Social Work Week 2024 is "Pearls of Wisdom." This week-long celebration highlights the dedicated professionals who play a pivotal role in enhancing the well-being and success of Georgia students.  


As we embrace National School Social Workers Week, it is with immense joy and gratitude that we extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of you who tirelessly dedicate yourselves to making a profound difference in the lives of students, families, and the entire school community.


As a school social worker, you are instrumental in fostering a positive and nurturing environment for our students to thrive. Your compassion, empathy, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of Georgia students are truly commendable.


In the face of various challenges, you serve as a pillar of support, offering guidance and understanding to those in need. Your ability to build meaningful connections with students and families creates a sense of trust that forms the foundation for personal and academic growth.


We recognize your invaluable contributions, from addressing student well-being concerns to collaborating with educators, parents, and community resources. Your advocacy for student opportunities reflects a dedication to ensuring that every student has the chance to reach their full potential.


This week is a celebration of your passion, resilience, and positive impact on the lives of those around you. Your role is not just a profession; it's a calling that shapes the future and leaves a lasting imprint on the hearts of the students you touch.


As we express our deepest gratitude during National School Social Workers Week, please know that we see your efforts and appreciate and admire you. Your work is essential to creating a supportive and nurturing educational environment, and we are profoundly grateful for the difference you make every day.


Thank you for your dedication, kindness, and commitment to Georgia students' well-being. Happy National School Social Workers Week!


With sincere appreciation,


Richard Woods

Georgia State School Superintendent