March 5-11, 2023 is School Social Work Week
Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who help students and their families with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavior support, truancy, and provide academic and classroom support. They consult with teachers, parents, and administrators, as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy. Coffee County Schools is fortunate to have three amazing school social workers.
Sharon Gooden-Williams has been in education since 2003. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2014 and is intentional about making a positive impact on the social, emotional and cultural needs of her students and families. She saw the need for an early intervention group for young girls to boost self-esteem, resilience and learn life skills. As a result, the Imagine Me mentoring program was implemented for 5th grade girls in 2007. She serves as a facilitator for the Crisis Response Team, and serves as an on-call Crisis Interventionist for the school system. She also serves as the assistant coordinator for the REACH Scholarship Program in Coffee County.
Becky Toth graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Social Work in 1999. Mrs. Toth has since become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked in the school system for the past 21 years. Mrs. Toth serves as a crisis interventionist, Know Your Worth program facilitator, and advocate on behalf of all students. She feels privileged to work with students, families and community partners to promote and support students’ academic and social successes throughout the county. Mrs. Toth strives to create a compassionate school environment where diversity is embraced and all students are empowered to reach their goals.
Misty Nash has been in education since 2017. Mrs. Nash serves as the Foster Care Point of Contact, Imagine Me group facilitator and as an on-call Crisis Interventionist for the school system. She also serves as a mentor for the REACH Scholarship Program and is a member of the Know Your Worth Collaborative. Mrs. Nash has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2022. She believes in creating a positive supportive learning environment to help our students and families to thrive and find their inner super heroes. She plays an integral part in our community serving others and linking individuals to needed resources.