School Social Work
The goal of the School Social Work Program at Thomasville High School is to partner directly with families, educators, students and our community to address and overcome barriers to academic achievement. Ultimately this partnership provides the necessary support and guidance that are essential to academic success and sound life decisions.
We work to provide a variety of services that aim to empower both the individual student and his/her family. Interventions are driven by the belief that early detection and prevention are crucial to stable outcomes in our schools, homes, and communities.
Social workers in schools are uniquely qualified to support students in a variety of ways. This is achieved through ongoing consultation with parents, educators and administrators, which promotes a team orientated approach to maximize each child’s potential.
I am a licensed mental health professional who is trained to provide support and interventions to children and families in times of emotional/mental health crisis. School social workers are able to advocate for the needs of the children and families, provide direct service, and assist in making referrals to best meet students’ needs.
I love my job, and being able to assist my students and their families is my passion!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!!
Heather Sheffield, School Social Worker
Thomasville City Schools