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School Social Worker From La Crosse Receives Statewide Honor

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tabatha Veum has received statewide recognition for her work as a school social worker in the School District of La Crosse.

Veum was recently named the Wisconsin School Social Workers Association’s 2021 School Social Worker of the Year.

“It is not often that someone is so strong in all areas of service delivery, however, Tabatha Veum is one of these people,” one of her colleagues wrote about her to the WSSWA. “She has such great relationships with the parents and guardians of her students. They come to her with just about anything. This level of relationship helps boost parent engagement in school which in turn naturally increases student engagement. Similarly she is skilled in engaging with her students. Students still remember and consider her a support even after they have moved schools.”

In addition to supporting students in the district, Veum also teaches all classroom guidance at Summit Environmental School, supports the district’s positive behavior intervention and supports efforts, and serves as a resource for families for community referrals.

Congratulations, Tabatha, on a well-earned honor, and thank you for all the work you do for Wisconsin students!