SSWAA Award Nominations are now open! The deadline for submission is October 31, 2021.

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) has opened nominations for the following awards:  Gary Lee Shaffer Award, Legislator of the Year, Randy Fisher Career Achievement Award and School Social Worker of the Year. 


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

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD: SSWAA would like to recognize the author(s) of exemplary print or electronic books in the field of school social work. Books must have a copyright year of 2021-2022.


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. 

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.