Mrs. Jamison was recognized during an event for school social workers hosted by APS’ Office of Student Support Services, in honor of National School Social Work Month celebrated in March. “We honor and thank all APS school social workers who are vital to helping students achieve academic success,” said Denise Revels, APS Coordinator of School Social Work Services.
Mrs. Lisa Jamison has been a Certified Social Worker for 20 years and a Professional Social Worker with Atlanta Public Schools for 14 years. She received her B.S. in Liberal Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her MSW (Masters of Social Work) degree from Barry University in Miami, Florida.
“I salute all school social workers because we are all unsung heroes,” said Jamison. “What I love about my job is seeing a twinkle in a student’s eye.” “That lets me know I have helped that student with something they needed to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom.”
The School Social Worker facilitates the educational and individual potential of students by providing services that promote school success. The School Social Workers’ primary role is that of a liaison/child advocate. The School Social Worker utilizes collaboration and consultation with students, parents, school administrators, faculty, and the community in the identification of family and student concerns. They provide appropriate interventions and services that help children and families that are at risk for educational failure.
Article submitted by Luana Slaughter, Office of Communications and External Affairs