Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Doctor R.C. is now sharing her extraordinary journey from being a teen mother, to being awarded National School Social Worker of the Year by the National School Social Workers Association of America. Doctor R.C. is making a difference in the lives of other Social Workers and their contribution to changing the lives of children, adolescents, and teens.

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Doctor R.C. is now sharing her extraordinary journey from being a teen mother, to being awarded National School Social Worker of the Year by the National School Social Workers Association of America. Doctor R.C. is making a difference in the lives of other Social Workers and their contribution to changing the lives of children, adolescents, and teens.

Doctor R.C. in the news

A full listing of Doctor R.C.’s recognitions can be read by clicking here

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U.S. Representative Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. - Georgia State 4th Congressional DistrictApril 5 is Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon Day
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"United States Representatives Proclamation from U.S. Representative Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr. of the 4th Congressional District designates April 5th as Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon Day."
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GAE (Georgia Association of Educators)2019-2020 Know Magazine Back To School Edition
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"After nearly two decades of advocating for both students and fellow school social workers at the state and national levels, Rivers-Cannon was recognized this spring as the National School Social worker of the Year..."
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Senator Tonya Anderson - Georgia District 43Doctor R.C. recognized by Senator Tonya Anderson
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"On August 1, 2019, Senator Tonya Anderson of Georgia District 43 signed a resolution in congress recognizing Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon for her accomplishments..."
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Marc MedleyThe Reading Circle
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Dr. Terriyln C. Rivers-Cannon Appears on The Reading Circle with Marc Medley

Georgia State CapitolMarch 2019 - 2nd annual Legislative Day
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Doctor R.C. speaks before the Georgia House Senate Committee

GPB Atlanta
GPB AtlantaTerrilyn Rivers-Cannon Is 2019 National School Social Worker Of The Year
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"Rivers-Cannon is the 2019 National School Social Worker of the Year. She's the first Georgian and African American to earn the national award, which she received for her work with kids at Booker T. Washington High School and Fickett Elementary School in Atlanta in addition to her leadership as president of the School Social Workers Association of Georgia."
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AJC
AJCAtlanta Public Schools social worker best in her class
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"[Terriyln Rivers-Cannon] is not only the first Georgian to hold [the title of National School Social Worker of the Year], she is also the first African American awarded the title from the School Social Workers Association of America."
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Women of Distinction Magazine
Women of Distinction Magazine
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"She ensures that the appropriate interventions as well as services are provided in order to guide those at risk for educational failure. Additionally Terriyln works as a change agent. By developing relationships with her students she encourages the necessity for change while recognizing and embracing the fact that each child transcends from various cultures and socio-economic backgrounds..."
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The Savannah Tribune
The Savannah TribuneSavannah native honored for social work
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"As a social worker, Terriyln Rivers-Cannon has spent nearly 20 years providing a voice for those who need it most. In April the Savannah native made history becoming the first Georgian and African American to be recognized as the National School Social Worker of the Year by the School Social Workers Association of America."
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Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta Public SchoolsDr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon Named 2019 National School Social Worker of the Year
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"Atlanta Public Schools is proud to announce that Dr. Terriyln Rivers-Cannon has been named the 2019 National School Social Worker of the Year by the School Social Workers Association of America (SSWAA) for her outstanding contributions to the profession of school social work."
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