Student Support Services
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, Virginia 20148
Suzanne Petersen, MA, Supervisor
Coordinator, Student Assistance Programs
Why Do Today’s Schools Need School Social Workers and Student Assistance Specialists?
Children today are increasingly impacted by social forces that negatively affect their role as students. These negative effects result in unmet physical and emotional needs that interfere with their ability to learn and succeed in school. Social Workers facilitate activities that increase student’s motivation to learn, attachment to school and community involvement.
Each Loudoun County Public school social worker is assigned a minimum of four schools where they coordinate and provide a comprehensive array of research-based prevention and intervention services and programs to students, parents and staff.