Wisconsin School Social Workers Association. Connecting and serving practitioners as they care for students, families and schools.
February Board Meeting
The board met on February 20 to plan for SSW Week, celebrate the conclusion of the virtual fall conference, discuss a theme for next year, and more!
Midwest School Social Work Council Spring Meeting
Practitioner Kelly Ohme, WSSWA President Angela Baerwolf met with the Midwest School Social Work Council to share updates and exchange ideas. Thanks to Midwest President Julie Incitti (current WI DPI SSW consultant) for leading a great meeting!
November Board and Regional Rep meeting
Our board met with our regional reps to learn more about what school social work is looking like across the state. We also met our new board members, Cora Heindel and Maggie Danielson. Alex Schirmacher will continue as treasurer, Brianne Nillissen Mah will continue as secretary, and Leah Kutschke will take on the role of president-elect - congrats all! Sandra Rivera is our new regional rep for Madison Metro School District and Kristin Annen is our new regional rep for Milwaukee Public Schools - glad to have them!
Midwest Council welcomes new president
Julie Incitti, former WSSWA President and current DPI SSW Consultant, became president of the Midwest Council of School Social Workers this February at the Spring Conference meeting in Chicago.
(l-r) Julie Incitti, Angela Baerwolf, and Leticia Kubisiak
Midwest Council members, Feburary Spring Conference
The Wisconsin School Social Workers Association (WSSWA) is an organization based in Wisconsin. Throughout Wisconsin’s history, indigenous and First Nations individuals have been murdered, forcibly removed from their homelands, and involuntarily and violently assimilated to the culture of the white colonizer.
WSSWA recognizes and respects the inherent sovereignty, strength, beauty, and resilience of the twelve First Nations that reside in the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s dark history of colonization, oppression, and genocide towards native peoples must continue to inform our work as social workers and our commitment to the dignity and worth of all persons, the self-determination of all persons, and our fight for social justice for all.Wisconsin First Nation Tribes: Brothertown Nation • Forest County Potawatomi • Ho-Chunk Nation • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin • Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians • Oneida Nation • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa • Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa • Sokaogon Chippewa Community • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin https://wisconsinfirstnations.org/native-land-map/