First, I give honor and thanks to my Lord for giving me a confirmation on the direction he wanted me to go. To Past President Constance Simmons, I want to say than you for training me in being the next president of this GREAT organization. To the members of NCSSWA thank you for electing me as your 20-22 President of the NCSSWA. It is an honor to be elected to this position as the President, one I do not take lightly. I fully recognize your thoughts of me as a member and expectations as your President. I will do my best to provide support to each of You, individually and as an Association collectively.
My vision for the North Carolina School Social Workers Association is "That WE will move forward with a new attitude to make NCSSWA GREAT as a whole" "That together we will make the attempt to promote and publicize community services and accomplishments." "That we will go and grow together." We will come together as a unified Association and show one uniformity and communicate in all we do. Also, my vision is we work hard together being mindful of individuals' thoughts, feelings, talents, and understanding every MEMBER in this ORGANIZATION has a voice. MEMBERS, I charge you to review and remember at all times the Constitution and By-Laws of the NCSSWA set before us.
I am dedicated to the NCSSWA, the STATE of NC and serving the students and families of the NC Public Schools and it's association. Rest assured I am committed to my obligations as YOUR PRESIDENT. I have examined the description of this role and I am prepared to work diligently without selfish acts, reservation, and continue to SERVE this ORGANIZATION as an upright woman and member as stated in my PLEDGE, with truth , promise, and finer womanhood.
As we move forward, I leave this challenge with you. Reflect back on your tenure as a SSW and this past year. I challenge each one of you to add one more duty as a SSW to promote, uphold, and support NCSSWA than what you did last year or in your tenure as a SSW. Ask yourself, How can I serve NCSSWA, How can I push NCSSWA forward, How can I use my talents, gifts, and abilities I posses to move NCSSWA forward, HAVE I done all I can do. Realize if you are pushing NCSSWA forward then we all are moving forward. If we accept this challenge WE will see NCSSWA grow in service TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WE SERVE AND LOVE.
I know this 2020 year have been challenging for each one of us. A lot of things are going on and we had to make some tough decisions. I CHARGE Each One of You to stay safe during the COVID-19 PANDEMIC! Remember it's YOU FIRST, then Your Family, then others we serve. If you are sick then who is going to take care of the children!
PLEASE FOLLOW ALL GUIDELINES OF THE CDC AND THE STATE GOVERNOR "ROY COOPER" , NCDPI AND THE COUNTY IN WHICH YOUR PROVIDE SERVICES!
STAY SAFE! WASH YOUR HANDS, WEAR YOUR MASK, AND STAY 6 FEET APART!
With loving thoughts and prayers for each one of you,