About us

"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story."

                                                                                      -Josh Shipp

Our Mission

   The School Social Work Association of Nebraska is dedicated to promoting the profession of School Social Work and the professional development of School Social Workers in order to enhance the educational experience of students and their families.

Our Goals

    Promote service delivery models that will empower children, families, schools and communities to be effective participants in the learning process. - Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with various local, state and national associations, organizations and educational institutions for the purpose of meeting the needs of children and families. - Stimulate the development and effective delivery of School Social Work Services - Encourage and facilitate the educational and professional growth of School Social Workers.

School Social Workers....

 Help students to:

SSWAA Elements of School Social Work

SSWAA School Social Work Services

Support parents to:

Work with school administrators to:

Implement effective prevention programs and policies which address:

SSWAN Board Members

Executive Board


Carrie Erks

Lincoln Public Schools


Abby Bjornsen

Millard Public Schools


Rachel Houston

Lincoln Public Schools


Whitney Brown

Lincoln Public Schools


Avery Fleck

Bellevue Public Schools


University Representative

Susan Raey

University Representative

Megan Pendley


Amanda Randall

Committee Chairs

Conference Committee

Megan Pendley

Jewel Schifferns

Engagement Committee

Sally Smith

Ann Holley 

Legislative Committee

Lori McArthur

Mary Bahney

Midwest School Social Work Council 


Andrea Phillips