Center for the Study of School Social Work


Establish school social work as an essential profession in the educational enterprise.


To prepare new school social workers and support existing school social workers to work in the school community and integrate the profession into that community; and to help schools recognize the purpose and value of school social workers.


1) Prepare new social workers.

2) Support existing school social workers.

3) Integrate the profession into the school community.

4) Help educational agencies recognize the purpose and value of social work.

Coordinating Committee

John Vafeas, LSW, DSW - Acting Director

Janice Gasker, LCSW, DSW

Sharon Lyter, LCSW, MSW, Ph.D.

Julie Lewellyn, LCSW, MSW, Ph.D.