Paula Gaffney


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As a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, I have also earned a Master's Degree in Social Work, Ed.S. in Counselor Education, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. My entire work career has involved providing service to others. I have six years of experience as a high school principal, four years of experience as a middle school assistant principal, nine years of experience as a high school counselor, four years of experience as the director of guidance in a high school and twenty-three years of experience as a social worker.

2017-2018 marks the fourth year I have served as the social worker for Springfield Elementary School. I connect students and families to resources that aid and promote academic achievement. I also collaborate with teachers and the school administration on how to best help students. I complete home visits, participate in attendance intervention conferences, developed and implemented a school wide career day program, and developed and implemented a Kindergarten Project that identifies student talent, addresses Inquiry Based Literacy Standards, Meaning and Content Standards, and Informational Text.

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