The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Maine Chapter recognized Jamie Bartlett as the recipient of the School Social Worker of the Year award for 2023. This prestigious award highlights Jamie’s exceptional dedication and innovative contributions to the field of school-based social work.
Jamie Bartlett, LMSW-CC, was recognized for making a significant impact since joining the Bangor School Department in 2023. Through her transformative school-based social work practice, she introduced fresh perspectives and creative solutions to support new educators in the district. Additionally, Jamie has been instrumental in creating essential resource tools that better facilitate students and families in accessing the services they need to enhance their educational experiences.
“Jamie’s recognition as the School Social Worker of the Year is a testament to her unwavering dedication and innovative contributions to our school community. Her commitment to empowering educators, supporting students, and enhancing the overall educational experience is truly commendable and sets a high standard for all of us at the Bangor Regional Program.” said, Daniel Mayo, Director of the Bangor Regional Program.
NASW Maine Chapter remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing professional social work practice, promoting human rights, advocating for social and economic justice, and ensuring unimpeded access to services for all residents of the state of Maine.
“Jamie Bartlett’s commitment to our educational community is truly remarkable,” said Chris McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director of the NASW Maine Chapter. “Her innovative approach and dedication to enhancing the well-being of students and families align perfectly with our mission to promote excellence in social work.”
Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization of professional social workers globally, with over 150,000 members across fifty-six chapters worldwide. NASW strives to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, establish and maintain professional standards, and advocate for sound social policies. The NASW Maine Chapter, boasting over 1000 members, stands as the principal professional social work organization in the state of Maine, dedicated to advancing social work practice and promoting human rights, social and economic justice, and equitable access to services for all Maine residents.