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School Social Worker of the Year Award: 2012
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 Heather Alden Pope






Heather was selected as the first recipient of SSWAA's School Social Worker of the Year Award. Heather is a proud member of SSWAA, the Midwest School Social Work Council and the Minnesota School Social Workers Association. 

 Read Heather's very inspiring Acceptance Speech  including the following: 

"I keep trying new things because the kids can’t afford for me not to. They need all of us to push through the barriers that pop up in their lives so that they can access the possibilities that await them"

"We need to get in there and do the work. We may do our work in a classroom, at a table, under a table, outside of a home on the front porch or through a screened door. We may do our work with puppets and clay or graffiti and spoken word, before school or during lunch...nonetheless, we do the work." 

Be sure to read Heather's:  A Box of Crayons:  What School Social Work is All About  

Congratulations, Heather!

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