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    Quick reminder: Students who attend in-person learning will receive a breakfast and lunch meal before they leave school on Friday afternoon. The meals are for Monday’s virtual learning day so there is less food deficiency throughout the county.

    In addition, TCSS buses will be rolling into communities Monday to distribute meals for kids 18 and younger. There will be enough meals for five days. Those receiving meals do not have to be TCSS students. Meals are available to each young person in the community. The bus route delivery sites are available here.

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School Social Workers

What We Do, Who We Are Last Updated: 8/7/2020 3:26 PM


School Social Workers are the link between home, school, and community. School Social Workers promote and support student academic and social success by providing specialized services that include:

Individual and group counseling

Parent education and training

Support groups

Professional case management

Crisis prevention and intervention

Resource connection

Advocacy for students, parents and the school system

Collaboration with community agencies and other

pupil services



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School Social Workers Help Students:

Increase academic success

Improve interpersonal relationships

Cope with crisis situations

Develop self-discipline

Develop problem-solving skills

Resolve conflicts without violence

Improve attendance

Build self-esteem

Remain in school and graduate

Develop and refine social skills

Cope with stress






School Social Workers support parents and families to:



Participate more fully in their children's education


Identify and meet their children's social and emotional needs

Use school and community resources more effectively   


Contact Us: 

Maggie Brown

LaGrange High School

Gardner Newman Middle School

The Hope Academy

Email: brownmd@troup.org

Phone: 706-883-1590 ext. 1357

JoAnn Simpson

Troup High School

Long Cane Middle School

The Hope Academy             

Email: simpsonjf@troup.org

Phone: 706-812-7957 ext. 4758

Tara Truitt

Callaway High School

Callaway Middle School

The Hope Academy

Email: truitttd@troup.org

Phone: 706-845-2070 ext. 5612

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