DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO.44
February 23, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
National Professional Social Work Month
March is National Professional Social Work Month and an opportunity to recognize the important work being done by school social workers and visiting teachers.
School social workers are noted for their contributions in the following areas:
Prevention and intervention services
Assessment and screening
Consultation, collaboration and advocacy
Parent and community services
Promoting educational equity
Reducing barriers to learning for students.
School social workers assist school personnel and families in identifying and aiding students experiencing academic, social-emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.
superintendents are encouraged to join the Virginia Department of Education in
Please contact Vivian Stith-Williams, student services specialist at 804-225-4543 or e-mail at Vivian.Stith-Williams@doe.virginia.gov if you have questions.