Meet Our President

Greetings,

I am humble, grateful and honored to serve as your 68th President for the School Social Workers Association of Georgia.  I am committed to advancing the social work profession by continuing relationships with stakeholders, forming new relationships, bridging gaps, and cultivating the spirit of excellence within the organization.

Social Workers are trained and have the knowledge base to support academics by alleviating barriers that impede learning. As social workers we are aware of the barriers that interfere with students’ day-to-day functioning and will continue to advocate on behalf of our students, families and the community that we serve. Through our profession we have the ability to empower others by building bridges that address barriers to learning.  Social Workers assist students with developing skills to combat social/emotional challenges, behavioral issues, truancy, and bullying. 

 

My vision for this upcoming year is to continue the great work on the following initiatives from our Strategic Plan:

  • Continue to work closely with GADOE to conduct webinars through the SSWAG website as we utilize those forums within our surrounding counties.

  • Increase SSWAG membership

  • Explore new avenues of fund raising to enhance the Association’s budget- by increasing the cost of CEU’s

  • Continue to work closely with our lobbyist of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Law Firm LLP

  • Continue to actively recruit universities and colleges to be a part of our organization – (by allowing students to continue to present their research during Spring Conferences).

  • Creating an interactive website, as we acknowledge our new district members after joining.

As we prepare for the new school year, remember the compassion and dedication of those who came before us, and to continue to excel to new heights. We are in a role to support academics by advocating for the voiceless and engaging stakeholders for educational support.

In closing, it will be my goal to work collaboratively with the executive board and the members to continue to propel this great organization.  Let’s continue to share our talents by way of services to this organization.

Respectively,

Angela Solomon, LCSW, Ed.S

School Social Workers Association of Georgia, Inc., State President