The month of March recognizes school social workers and Fort Bend ISD is proud to join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in recognizing the outstanding contributions that social workers make in our lives and in our society by observing National Social Workers’ Month.
FBISD currently has 12 social workers, six each in the Student Support Services (SSS) Department and in the Tile I Office, who have dedicated their careers to helping students transform their lives and improving environments that make such progress possible. The district’s SSS social workers include Paulette Bray, Linda Coleman, Janice Little, Monica Meade, Connie Sims, and Sandra Thomas; and the Title I social workers are Priti Avantsa, Elizabeth Bender, Van Hua, Roderick Martin, Denise Martinez and LaSonya McArthur. They each provide a wealth of valuable services that directly impact the overall achievement of students at each of the district’s 73 campuses.
Some of the many services that FBISD social workers provide include: consultations with school staff, individual student counseling, crisis intervention, interagency coordination, identification and support of homeless youth, as well as after-school tutorials and other student enrichment activities. District social workers also work with parents to provide resources for shelter, food, and outside health care services to students and their other family members.