Rivers-Cannon named Social Worker of Year
11/1/2013, 6 a.m.
Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon is Georgia’s Social Worker of the Year for 2013.
Rivers-Cannon, who works with the Atlanta Public School System, was presented with the award at the Social Work Awards Luncheon during the NASW Georgia National Conference on Oct. 4.
The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional professional qualities that make her or him stand out beyond the expectations of her/his job.
Qualifications include demonstrating leadership qualities of an exceptional nature, effectively integrating experience with education in an outstanding effort to help people, taking risks and enlisting public support for improved social service, and contributing to the public’s knowledge of social work.
Rivers-Cannon, who was a 2012 candidate for the DeKalb School Board District 6 seat, holds a Master of Social Work and doctorate in Educational Leadership. The Snellville resident is active on the local, state and national level and is PTSA District 11 membership chair.