School Social Work
School Social Workers are, at minimum, master’s level professionals who hold a Service Certificate (level S-5, S-6, or S-7) from the Professional Standards Commission. School Social Workers have attained a master’s degree in a practice-oriented and researchbased program approved by the Council of Social Work Education.
Lead Social Worker
School Social Workers
Lydia Barnwell-Dunn, MSW
Bayvale ES, Wheeless Road ES, Meadowbrook ES, Terrace Manor ES
Kelly Cheek, LMSW
A.B. Merry ES, Merry ES, Warren Road ES, Tutt MS, Westside HS
LaShaun Coronel, LMSW
Hornsby ES, Hornsby MS, Belair K-8
Cassandre DuJour, LMSW
Copeland ES, Sue Reynolds ES, Freedom Park K-8
Colleen Fisher, MSW
Lamar-Milledge ES, Garrett ES, Gracewood ES, Laney HS
Kiara Frails, MSW
Jenkins White ES, Wilkinson Gardens ES, Murphey MS, T.W. Josey HS
Shirley Godbee, LMSW - Assigned to COVID Hotline
CT Walker K-8 (Cassandre Dujour), AR Johnson (Colleen Fisher), Davidson (LaShaun Coronel), RCTCM (Jordan Hendrix)
Carolyn Danielle Hawkins, LMSW
Academy of Richmond County
Jordan Hendrix, LMSW
Tobacco Road ES, Alternative School @ Morgan Road, RPM
Ashley Moseley, LMSW
Barton Chapel ES, Glenn Hills ES, Glenn Hills MS, Glenn Hills HS
Kemoy LaBrane, MSW
Hains ES, Jamestown ES, Richmond Hill K-8, Butler HS
Jessica Lewis, MSW
Blythe ES, McBean ES
Crystal Palmer, MSW
School Social Worker for the McKinney-Vinto Act
Roshell Prince, MSW, Ed.S
Diamond Lakes ES, Goshen ES, Pine Hill MS, Cross Creek HS
Marcus Shaw, LMSW
Hephzibah ES, Hephzibah MS, Hephzibah HS
Emma Simmons, LMSW
Deer Chase ES, Willis Forman ES, Spirit Creek MS
Dametria Whitaker, MSW
Lake Forest Hills ES, Monte Sano ES, Langford MS, PLC
The School Social Worker facilitates the educational and individual potential of students by providing services, linking the home-school-community, and mitigating barriers to promote school success.
- The School Social Worker will collaborate and consult with students, parents, school administrators, faculty, and the community to identify needs of students and families to provide supportive services
- The School Social Worker will provide appropriate interventions and services that support children and families who are at risk for educational failure.
- School Social Workers develop relationships with students and families to facilitate the desired changes identified by the student, family, and school.
School social workers serve as link between the home, school, and community. They work to ensure that students remain in school and graduate, reach their fullest academic potential, and grow socially and emotionally. School social workers support students’ thriving in schools by mitigating barriers that hinder student performance.
School social workers’ services include, but are not limited to:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Parenting Enhancement Training
- Behavior/Student Mental Health Support
- Parent Support Groups
- Crisis Intervention
- Dropout Prevention
- Staff Development and Training
- Home Visits
- DFACS/Juvenile Court Liaisons
- Referrals to community resources
What can my school social worker help me with?
- Assist students with hard & soft skills: academics, organization and social skills
- Drop-out prevention alternatives
- Behavioral management, communication, social and self-management skills and interventions.
- Parent trainings – truancy, McKinney-Vento, parenting, understanding the RtI process, parents rights & responsibilities and other related topics.
- Crisis intervention
- Homeless assistance
- Advocacy & support during school meetings
- Targeted group counseling – anger management, career pathways, social skills and other topics.
- Assisting with “At-Risk” groups
- Conflict resolution
- Attendance issues
- RtI – Response to Intervention meetings & development on interventions to assist students in being academically & behaviorally successful in school.
- Social History assessments
- Brief counseling
- Provide resources and other supports to student & their families