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ISSWA recognizes two school social workers each year based on nominations received:

Iowa School Social Worker of the Year and Leahgreta Spears Career Achievement Award.



ISSWA also recognizes a non-school social worker each year based on nominations who exemplifies the qualities of a school social worker in a different field: Friend of Children Award.

Congratulations to our 2017 ISSWA Award Recipients:

Kathie Hicok - Iowa School Social Worker of the Year

Susan Guest - Friend of Children Award

Maria Ricaurte-Romza - Leahgreta Spears Career Achievement Award

These three well-deserved women were recognized at the Awards Banquet at our 2017 ISSWA Annual Conference for their dedication to serving home, school & community.  Kathie also was recognized at the Midwest School Social Work Conference in Cleveland, OH in October 2017 as the Iowa School Social Worker of the Year.

Right: Photos of the ISSWA 2017 Annual Conference, Yoga Calm techniques; 2017 ISSWA Award Recipients

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