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School Social Workers

Bulloch County Schools' social worker provides services to students, families and schools, with the primary focus of removing barriers to academic success. The school social worker is a vital part of the total educational process.

School social workers work in collaboration with school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses, teachers, administrators, parents and various community agencies. Information obtained through these resources is then integrated to provide social, emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning support to the student, his or her family and school.

We seek to Advocate

  • Serve as a voice for students
  • Guide families in pursuit of needs, goods and services
  • Serve as a liaison between the student, family, school, and community
  • Report concerns of child abuse and neglect
  • Assist parents in understanding children's social/emotional needs
  • Represent school position and needs in crisis situations

We Seek to Communicate

  • Develop partnerships with community agencies and faith-based organizations
  • Encourage and facilitate community involvement with schools
  • Serve on committees and take part in policy development
  • Maintain visible presence in the community, as a volunteer in agencies that advocate for the welfare of children
  • Build positive relationships with school staff, students, and families

We seek to Educate

  • Educate school staff and community on issues of cultural diversity
  • Help students achieve maximum academic success
  • Inform parents of the educational process
  • Encourage and monitor school attendance

What We Do       

  • Enforce the Georgia Compulsory School Attendance Law
  • Provide an array of services to students and their families       
  • Provide consultation to teachers and other staff   
  • Collaborate with the community agencies for the improvement of the welfare of our students  

Contacts

Lakeidra Grant, Social Worker
ljgrant@bullochschools.org
912.212.8516

 

Leah Crooke, Social Worker
lcrooke@bullochschools.org
912.212.8883

 

Jessica Nails
Secretary to Social Worker &
Disciplinary Hearing Clerk
912-212-8882
jnails@bullochschools.org