The official theme for Social Work Month in March 2018 is “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.”
Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. Our nation’s more than 600,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent. They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities, and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our schools a better place to learn for students in USD 475.
We celebrate the contributions of social workers during National Social Work Month in March and as part of the celebration we were able to interview a few USD 475 Social Workers, Teresa Palmer, Megan Rivers, and Kimberly Simpson.
“One of my favorite things about my job is experiencing diversity in challenges. Everyday presents a new and unique opportunity, and providing hope is one of the most rewarding things here.” -Teresa Palmer, USD 475 Social Worker for 12 years
“Everyday is different as a social worker and learning how to be flexible to meet the needs of every individual student is refreshing!” -Megan Rivers, USD 475 Social Worker for 5 years
“It’s the little things that make my job great. Getting a smile from a child whose only relationship might be me, or having conversations that make connections are what make being a social worker such a rewarding career.” -Kimberly Simpson, USD 475 Social Worker for 6 years