Virginia has more than 650 school social workers who serve students and families. Lynchburg City Schools is excited that our very own Lonice Harris was selected as this year’s state School Social Worker of the year! Annually, each region of the Virginia Association of School Social Workers (VASSW) nominates a representative for their region, and the candidates presented from each region are voted on by the VASSW Executive Board. Mrs. Harris is in her fifth year as a School Social Worker for Lynchburg City Schools. She is part of a team of five school social workers who are the link between the home, school, and community in providing services to students, families, and school personnel. For Mrs. Harris, one of her favorite roles in her job is being an advocate for students and their families.