SSWAA NATIONAL AWARD NOMINATIONS
SSWAA Award Nominations are now CLOSED for 2024. Please check back in the Spring 2024 for an announcement of the winners of the awards.
PRESIDENT'S VOICE AWARD: This honor should be granted to an individual school social worker, state organization, or group of individuals for the outstanding contributions in this uniquely skilled profession in the areas of social media, community outreach, legislation partnership/team building and leadership that empowers as well as encourages the Voice of Advocacy.
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 2022-2023.
LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR: Elected official of a municipality, state or federal government that has sponsored or contributed to a policy benefitting K-12 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.
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR
RANDY A. FISHER
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
GARY LEE SHAFFER AWARD FOR ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK
Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa