Happy National School Social Work Week!

Join Aurora Public Schools March 6-10 as we celebrate National School Social Work Week! The annual celebration, sponsored by the School Social Work Association of America, is a time for us to pause and honor school social workers for the vital role they play in creating and maintaining positive, safe and supportive school climates.

School social workers tend to students' social and emotional needs, help parents access resources, help staff understand underlying factors affecting student performance and much more. In addressing barriers to learning, this team of dedicated staff members empower students academically and behaviorally to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances.

The unique knowledge and skills school social workers bring to our district help build a community of trust between students, staff and families. They also exemplify the APS 2020: Shaping the Future strategic plan core belief that student achievement and growth are driven by a highly-effective and respected staff working as a team.

If you see an APS school social worker this week (or at any time in the future), please thank him or her for their commitment to excellence.

Below are a few members of the APS school social workers team who share their passion for the profession.