Keith Nixon » Mr. Nixon, School Social Worker

Mr. Nixon, School Social Worker

About ME:

I earned my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and my Bachelor's in Human Service Leadership from Point University.   Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and have gained experience from all of them.  It is part of my nature to care for others, helping to make their lives better and happier. 

 

Mental Health is a strong focus of mine as it continues to evolve throughout our district with families, students, and others.  If we can all find a way to connect within our community and with others, I feel we can live a healthier life.  There are many challenges and rewards at work; I continue to enjoy working with many individuals and assisting them in making relationships that allow them to grow

 

What do School Social Workers Do?

School social workers help STUDENTS:

  • Achieve maximum benefit from their educational opportunities
  • Understand themselves and others
  • Cope with stress
  • Develop decision making skills 

School social workers help PARENTS:

  • Participate effectively in their children’s education
  • Understand and meet their children’s social and emotional needs
  • Understand programs available to students with special needs
  • Utilize school and community resources effectively

School social workers help SCHOOLS:

  • Understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) that affect students
  • Abilities to make maximum use of their school experience
  • Utilize their resources in meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of students
  • Promote a safe school environment

School Social Workers help COMMUNITIES:

  • Understand school policies, programs, and practice
  • Minimize those environmental factors which inhibit learning
  • Develop resources to adequately meet the needs of students and families