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School Social Workers

Superintendent > Leadership & Learning > Student Support >

Empowering Students to Strive towards Educational Success

Ana Murphy

Marla McKissack
Phone: 678-581-6811
Fax: 678-594-8731


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Cobb County School Social Workers exist to provide services to students, families and schools with the primary focus of removing barriers to academic success. School Social Workers are a vital part of the total educational process. They 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 the school.

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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 community agencies for the improvement of the welfare of our students

Who We Are

  • Over 30 school social workers serve Cobb County Schools
  • Every school social worker has a Masters Degree in Social Work
  • Several of our school social workers are bi-lingual
  • Many of our school social workers are Licensed Clinical Social Workers

About Us

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
  • Provide counseling to students and families

We seek to Educate

  • Educate school staff and community on issues of cultural diversity
  • Facilitate support groups in the schools
  • Help students achieve maximum academic success
  • Inform parents of aspects of the educational process
  • Participate in CORE Team/SST Strategy Meetings
  • Encourage and monitor school attendance

We seek to Communicate

  • Develop partnerships with faith based agencies and churches
  • 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 youth and children
  • Build positive relationships with school staff, students, and families