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.Past Leahgreta Spears Career Achievement Award Recipients
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:Past Friend of Children Award Recipients
Last, ISSWA recognizes a Legislator who supports youth, education, mental health, and/or school social work to receive the Legislator of the Year Award.Past Legislator of the Year Award Recipients
Congratulations to our 2023 ISSWA Award Recipients:
Stacey Warren- Iowa School Social Worker of the YeaR
Julie King - LEAHGRETA SPEARs ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Kristi Upah - Friend of Children Award
These well-deserved recipients were recognized at the Awards Ceremony at our 2023 Midwest School Social Work Conference Conference for their dedication to serving home, school & community.
Right: Photos of the 2023 ISSWA Award Recipients.