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  • 01 May 2018 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Iowa School Social Workers' Association (ISSWA) is accepting nominations for our annual awards ceremony. Each year ISSWA recognizes three outstanding individuals for their service to children, families, schools and the educational community. Requirements for each award are described below:


    School Social Worker of the Year

    ISSWA's School Social Worker of the Year honors a school social worker employed by either an AEA or local school district who exhibits dedication to the school social work profession. This individual will be honored for their work, innovative practice, outstanding achievements, and contributions to school social work through demonstrated leadership and professional participation and community involvement and volunteerism. 

    • School Social Worker of the Year nominees MUST be a current ISSWA member and a current school social worker in the state of Iowa.
    • School Social Worker of the Year MUST have a minimum of two years experience in the field.
    • Strong priority is given to candidates who have been actively involved in ISSWA through the Board or through committee work.

     

    Leahgreta Spears Career Achievement Award

    The candidate for the Leahgreta Spears Career Achievement Award may be an ISSWA retiree or a practicing Iowa school social worker who is a member of ISSWA.  Considerations include a progressive career with leadership contributions, patterns of accomplishments, and significant levels of setting examples.

     

    Friend of Children Award

    Candidates for the Iowa School Social Workers Friend of Children Award need to have demonstrated outstanding support for the mission of school social work to facilitate the education of all children. Nominees need not be a school social worker. ISSWA members are encouraged to nominate educators or non-educators who have made a significant impact in the lives of a child or students.


    To nominate an individual for any award, please write a nomination letter detailing why you believe he/she should be our 2018 award recipient. Letters of support from colleagues (both AEA and LEA) are strongly encouraged. Email nominations to ISSWA Recognition Co-Chairs Jean Boger at jboger@heartlandaea.org or Kim Phillips at kphillips@gwaea.org by May 15, 2018.

  • 10 Jan 2018 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One of the groups SSWAA is connected to has reached to all their community partners to mobilize TODAY in a united Call for Action to extend full funding of the Children's Health Insurance Program. For those who have already called or emailed your legislators as a result of our previous request for action, we thank you and hope you will reach out again. We also understand that if some of us missed the last action alert, we ask that you take a moment today to call or email.

    I have once again attached SSWAA's Action Alert on CHIP that we have sent our previously. You can use these talking points once again when you contact your legislators today and don't forget to personalize with a story of how this impacts a student or family with whom you work. Let's embrace this effort and join together with our partners in advocating for this essential program that impacts over 9 million children and pregnant women TODAY January 10th. 

    Thank you for your advocacy and leadership! :)

    SSWAA Action Alert CHIP Oct 2017.docx

    Christy McCoy MSW LICSW
    MSSWA Legislative Chair & Secretary; Midwest School Social Work Council Recognition Chair; SSWAA Secretary & Legislative Chair
    School Social Worker
    Agape High School 
    1037 University Avenue West
    St. Paul, MN 55104
    651-890-9988 (cell phone)

  • 11 Dec 2017 9:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    National School Social Work Conference - Register NOW!

    SSWAA is happy to announce that we are now accepting workshop proposals for our 21st National School Social Work Conference to be held in Columbus, OH on March 14-17, 2018.

    Click here to register!

  • 13 Sep 2015 7:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    REGISTER NOW for the 2015 ISSWA Conference on November 13 in West Des Moines!  You may now register ONLINE or by sending in your registration and check payable to ISSWA.  Please make sure to also update your membership - also now available online or when you register for the conference.  We are excited to see you all in November at our conference! Check out our conference flier on the Home Page!
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