An Atlanta school social worker has made history as the first African-American and the first from Georgia to win a national professional award.
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.
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