The deadline for the SSWAA Award nominations has passed.

The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) has closed 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. Please check back in 2021 for another round of open nominations.


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. 

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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Our Mission

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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