A Full 6 Months and a Full Heart
In January, it was my privilege to join SSWAA as its new Executive Director. The last 6 months have been busy as I have taken on this new role. SSWAA is an incredible organization with great Board leadership and fantastic state involvement/collaboration. In the last 6 months SSWAA has hosted a tremendously successful National Conference in Nashville (April 2015), worked with states and leading researchers on various projects, executed its annual Delegate Assembly, and hosted a terrific Leadership and Legislative Institute in Alexandria, VA/D.C. I'm thrilled with the momentum SSWAA has in positively impacting the profession of School Social Work. My heart is full with gratefulness for the support and collaborative efforts of some many of you as I have transitioned into this leadership role in SSWAA.
In early June, it was my great delight to marry Jon Oliver. I was married in Dripping Springs, Texas and then moved to London, Kentucky later that month. This means that SSWAA has also relocated. Please note that SSWAA has a new address: P.O. Box 3068, London, Kentucky 40743. I wanted to share this with the membership of SSWAA so that you will know that we do not have a new Executive Director -- I just have a new name! For a while I will be using "Rebecca Kunkel Oliver" to assist with the transition to my new name so that others are also aware that only my name has changed and not SSWAA's personnel. I will begin to transition to "Rebecca Oliver" in the next few months.
My heart is full of joy as I continue to serve SSWAA and its membership under a new surname!
Rebecca Kunkel Oliver,
School Social Work Association of America