Atlanta school social worker makes history as first in Georgia to win award

Atlanta Public Schools social worker Terriyln Rivers-Cannon is the 2019 National School Social Worker of the Year.

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Atlanta Public Schools social worker Terriyln Rivers-Cannon is the 2019 National School Social Worker of the Year.

Atlanta Public Schools announced Friday that Terriyln Rivers-Cannon was named this year’s National School Social Worker of the Year by the School Social Workers Association of America.

Rivers-Cannon works with students at Booker T. Washington High School and Fickett Elementary School.

Rivers-Cannon is the current president of the School Social Workers Association of Georgia.

The Kentucky-based School Social Work Association of America was formed in 1994.