School Social Workers

What is a School Social Worker?

School social workers assist students within the academic setting by providing strategic services that identify and address social, emotional, and environmental issues that interfere with the educational process. 

Working with parents/guardians, teachers, school administrators, and community based resources, the school social worker implements strategies that promote students’ positive school adjustment.  They address the social and psychological issues that can block academic progress. 

Through counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention programs, they help young people overcome the difficulties in their lives, and as a result, give them a better chance at succeeding in school. School social workers are a part of the Student and Family Services division for the school system. Each social worker is assigned to the school(s) based upon identified needs of the student population.


School Social workers at a minimum have a Master's of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours; a minimum of six graduate semester hours in education; and have completed a supervised practicum or field experience of a minimum of 400 clock hours in an accredited school discharging the duties of a school social worker as well as a School Social Worker (Pupil Personnel) license by the Virginia Department of Education.

Further information on services provided by School Social Workers can be found at the following link:

Contact Information:

Jessica Magorian, MSW

Elementary School Social Worker

Potomac Elementary

16495 15th Street - Physical Address
Post Office Box 314 - Mailing Address
Dahlgren, VA 22448

Phone: (540) 663-3322

Jasmine Burrell, MSW

Elementary School Social Worker

Sealston Elementary

11048 Fletchers Chapel Road
King George, VA 22485

 Phone: (540) 775-3400

King George Elementary

10381 Ridge Road
King George, VA 22485

Phone: (540) 775-5411

Elizabeth (Betsy) Dzula, MSW

Middle School Social Worker

King George Middle School

8246 Dahlgren Rd.

King George, VA 22485

Phone:(540) 775-2331 ext.1107

Fax: (540) 775-0263

Diana L. Garland, LCSW

Secondary School Social Worker

King George High School

10100 Foxes Way

King George, VA 22485

Phone: (540) 775-3535 ext. 3207

Fax: (540) 775-0371

Supervisor of Student and Family Services
Mary Pietras Fisher. M. Ed.
540-775-5833 Ext. 8614