School Social Work is a specialized area of practice within the social work profession, focusing on issues that impact student learning and success in school.

In Virginia, School Social Workers are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education, which requires a Master’s degree with over 60 credit hours of coursework and supervised fieldwork in social work and education.

Many School Social Workers complete additional requirements and are also licensed as clinical social workers (LCSW), a credential allowing independent practice in Virginia, including diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.

Contact a School Social Worker when you: 

  • Are concerned about a child who shows signs of emotional or behavioral difficulties, displays reluctance or refusal to attend school, or is experiencing personal or family situations and may benefit from support and intervention
  • Want to find out more about community resources for students and families
  • Need assistance with parent-school communication and involvement
  • Have questions about homelessness, foster care, child abuse and neglect, residency, parental custody and guardianship
  • Are not sure how to get started in finding help

Services provided include assessments, counseling, consultation, and help connecting with school and community resources.

Pre-K

Koren VirellaClara Byrd Baker
Phone: (757) 589-5512
Bonnie GriffithD.J. Montague
Phone: (757) 903-1474
Susan MullenJ. Blaine Blayton
Phone: (757) 634-9342
Jane FergusonNorge
Phone: (757) 634-9239
Robert KellerLaurel Lane
Phone: (757) 634-9487

Elementary

Koren VirellaClara Byrd Baker
Phone: (757) 589-5512
Bonnie GriffithD.J. Montague
Phone: (757) 903-1474
Maria MontgomeryJ. Blaine Blayton
Phone: (757) 634-9430
Robert KellerJames River
Phone: (757) 634-9487
Koren VirellaMatoaka
Phone: (757) 589-5512
Robert KellerMatthew Whaley
Phone: (757) 634-9487
Jane FergusonNorge
Phone: (757) 634-9239
Susan FindlayLaurel Lane
Phone: (757) 634-9288
Jane FergusonStonehouse
Phone: (757) 634-9239

Middle

Susan FindlayBerkeley
Phone: (757) 634-9288
Maria MontgomeryJames Blair
Phone: (757) 634-9430
Bonnie GriffithLois S. Hornsby
Phone: (757) 903-1474
Susan MullenToano
Phone: (757) 634-9342

High

Maria MontgomeryJamestown
Phone: (757) 634-9430
Shared with Susan Mullen
Susan FindlayLafayette
Phone: (757) 634-9288
Susan MullenWarhill
Phone: (757) 634-9342