Ana Bonilla-Galdamez is the recipient of the 2014 Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers Virginia (NASWVA) Chapter. NASWVA presents the honor to only one individual annually. Bonilla-Galdamez is a school social worker at Charles Barrett Elementary School.
“Ana demonstrates strong skills and knowledge, but most of all commitment to the clients she serves,” said NASWVA Chief Executive Officer Debra Riggs in a statement.
“Ms. Bonilla-Galdamez is so deserving of this honor. She works tirelessly, with boundless enthusiasm, to support our students and their families each day,” said Charles Barrett Principal Seth Kennard. “She has created support groups for parents, as well as a mentoring program pairing students with police officers, fire fighters and teachers to serve the needs of our community. We are so lucky to have her and thrilled that her dedication to doing whatever it takes for our students and families is being recognized.”