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School Social Work

Who is your school social worker?

Hi! My name is Heather Sheffield. I am married, have a beautiful little girl named Lucy and have four “fur children”. I teach dance every afternoon at a local dance studio.  I graduated from UNCG with my bachelor’s degree in social work and obtained my school social work license through NC State. I have been working in the public school system since 2013. I began working for Thomasville City Schools in 2018. I love my job, and being able to assist my students and their families is my passion! I am proud to be a part of TCS Bulldog Nation.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 336-596-4252  




A School Social Worker is…

  • A unique role and specialized field of study
  • Devoted to school aged children and families
  • Committed to advocacy
  • Ensure equity among students, families and community
  • Manage chronic absenteeism
  • Handles referrals to community agencies
  • Coordination of services
  • Networking
  • Works with McKinney-Vento families
  • Works with Foster Care students and families
  • Home visits

                        ….and so much more!




School Social Work does

  • Attendance intervention
  • Case management
  • Student/Parent advocacy
  • Student mediation
  • Offer professional development to staff
  • Brief individual and group therapy
  • Distribution of resources
  • Crisis management
  • Referrals
  • Trained in Community Resiliency Model

                        ….and so much more!