Dr. Jacqueline Brown-Pinkney
Greetings from the Executive Board of the School Social Workers Association of Georgia,
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and browse our website. The School Social Workers Association of Georgia is a premier professional association that empowers its members to lead from within. In service to school social workers statewide, the organization provides professional development tailored to meet the needs of our members, peer-to-peer mentoring and network connection opportunities.
I would like to thank the SSWAG membership, for placing confidence in me to serve as their 2022-2023 President. I am honored to serve and do not take this responsibility lightly, therefore with the guidance and support of the executive board, I plan to represent the best interests of the organization with pride and excellence. In addition, our administrative team will build upon the successes of our former leaders all while continuing to move this organization forward into the future and towards greater success.
I have served as a school social worker and homeless liaison in Effingham County for 16 years and have had the opportunity to observe leadership at its best by working at the district and state leadership levels of SSWAG, so a focus for this presidency will be leadership development. I understand the importance of building leadership skills to ensure the success of an organization as I am a graduate of Leadership Challenge (Aspiring Leader’s Program), Leadership Effingham, Leadership Southeast Georgia and Leadership Georgia.
There are many goals that I wish to accomplish by the end of my term, but membership growth is a particular goal that I would like to see realized. As a member of SSWAG you are investing in yourself, your future and the future of our profession. SSWAG brings something unique to its members, which is an immediate connection to peers in your same role, facing similar barriers and challenges and a laser-focused commitment on improving our profession. For those of you who are already members, you have picked an awesome organization that will boost your confidence and grow your leadership skills. NOT a member? We need you…SO please JOIN now! We have a lot of work to do and we need everyone in order to make a positive impact on this very important work that we do.
I look forward to a great year serving as your President and also collaborating with others to grow the association all while increasing awareness of the value of our work.
Dr. Jackie Brown-Pinkney,
SSWAG President 2022-2023