NOMINATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2019

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the following awards:  Gary Lee Shaffer Award, Legislator of the Year, National Book Award, Randy Fisher Career Achievement Award and School Social Worker of the Year.   

To submit nomination, please click on the underlined title of the award below. 


GARY LEE SHAFFER AWARD:  Faculty Member who has made significant contributions to the field of school social work


LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR:  Elected official of a municipality, state or federal government that has sponsored or contributed to a policy benefitting K12 students, school communities, or school social workers. 


NATIONAL BOOK AWARD:  Exemplary print or electronic book in the field of school social work. Books must have a copyright year of 2019-2020.

RANDY FISHER CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:  A school social worker who has made significant contributions to the field.  Nominees must have a variety of experiences as a school social work practitioner, educator at the university/college level, author, presenter, and/or leadership position (volunteer or employee) that spans a significant number of years.  Additionally, nominees should be long-time members of state (when appropriate) and national school social work and social work associations.    


SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR:  Outstanding achievement in field of school social work.


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The School Social Work Association of America empowers school social workers and promotes the profession to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students nationally and globally.

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