School Social Work
Social Work Hub
Students and families experiencing economic challenges and need assistance may contact the Social Work Hub at 972-522-7070 or visit the Social Work Hub located at Johnson DAEP: 650 Stonewall Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. The Social Work Hub is open Monday-Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M (telephone and virtual assistance)
Learn more about the Social Work Hub.
Community Resource List: counseling agencies, mental health hospitals, drug treatment facilities
About School Social Work
School social workers provide unique services to children, youth and their families to help them attain maximum benefit from their school program.
They are also trained in assisting and identifying students and families qualifying for homeless services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. More information is available on the Connections Program page.
School Social Work Team
Adams Middle School
Dubiski Career High School
Family Service Center
Fannin Middle School
Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy
Grand Prairie High School
Jackson Middle School
South Grand Prairie High School
Truman Middle School
Young Men's Leadership Academy
Young Women's Leadership Academy
School Social Worker
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Brandy Gifford, LMSW
Mrs. Gifford was raised in Nashville, TN. She is an Army wife and has had the opportunity to live in multiple states over the years such as South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Having a passion for helping others, she pursued her education in social sciences. She received her associate's degree in paralegal studies from Virginia Western Community College. Her family was eventually relocated to Fort Hood, TX, where she attended the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (UMHB). She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMHB, earning a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She attended California University of Pennsylvania while living outside the Pittsburgh area, graduating at the top of her class with Presidential Honors and earning her master’s degree in social work.
Mrs. Gifford has experience providing case management services, behavioral interventions, and counseling to both adults and children. She interned with Belton ISD’s homeless liaison, providing case management, supportive guidance, and drop out prevention to homeless youth in the district. She worked as a Therapeutic Support Specialist for Family Behavioral Resources (FBR), providing in-home behavior interventions for children diagnosed with mental health and behavior disorders. Mrs. Gifford worked at Communities In Schools Greater Tarrant County providing case management and supportive guidance to at-risk-youth in Crowley ISD. She is excited to be at GPFAA and looks forward to providing students with the tools and support they need to grow and be successful.
Visit the Counseling Services page for Student and Parent Resources.
Visit the College and Career Readiness page.