School Social Worker of the Year
Faith Gordon, LSW
Faith has served as a School Social Worker for 12 Years; having worked with Cleveland Hts. University Hts. City School District, Warrensville Hts. City Schools and is currently servicing the staff, students and families at Bedford City Schools. Faith Gordon was also Warrensville’s first and only School Social Worker to date.
Faith has an extensive resume, which includes; but by no means is limited to developing/implementing Intervention and Prevention Risk Forms, developing small groups, providing professional development programs for staff and her fellow School Social Workers.
Faith facilitates a Girls’ Empowerment/Skill Building group, which helps them develop as leaders and provides opportunities for them to mentor younger students.
Faith was instrumental in providing an alternative to suspension proposal, which was accepted by her administrators that has led to the reduction in out of school suspension time for students found under the influence of marijuana. These students agreed to participate in a Drug Education series, which Faith oversaw in partnership with Recovery Resources.
Faith has served on the board of OSSWA and is currently a Regional Representative. Faith has provided continuing education sessions on childhood trauma and is mentoring new hires at Bedford as well as BSW (Bachelor Social Work) students.
Through her sorority, Faith continues to empower and engage her community by providing opportunities for youth. Faith is preparing for the Youth Symposium on Elevating our Youth Socially, Civically and Physically.
Join us as we acknowledge and congratulate Faith Gordon as the School Social Worker of 2020.