Broward schools employees school social worker of the year

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Fellow school social worker Rhonda Terpak (left) congratulates School Social Worker of the Year Liliana Pardo-Posse.

Liliana Pardo-Posse, school social worker in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) North Area, has been named School Social Worker of the Year, by the Florida Association of School Social Workers.  The announcement was made at the organizationís state conference held recently in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Pardo-Posse, who has served schools in the north area of the county for 11 years, has 20 years of experience in the field of social work and is currently in her second term as president of the Broward County School Social Work Association.

She was recognized for her extraordinary efforts in the field of social work.  As a bi-lingual social worker, Pardo-Posse is an advocate for children and families that do not speak English and encourages all parents to take an active role in the educational process.  She shares information about resources to help families adjust to their new communities.

Pardo-Posse currently runs two parenting groups in the evenings at two different homeless shelters, a divorce group at an elementary school and a “Why Try” group at a middle school.

She organizes a yearly “Back to School Extravaganza” in the north area, to collect backpacks and school supplies for low-income families and was also instrumental in bringing the PAWS (Promoting Animal Welfare in Schools) program to Westglades Middle School.

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