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lakola Andrews

lakola Andrews

Warren County High School

Warrenton, NC USA

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lakola's work combines: Education, Government, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

High School Social Worker

I'm a high school social worker that provides an outlet for students while also helping them day to day.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a High School Social Worker:

Bachelor's Degree: Social Work

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I graduated from college, attained an internship, and got married all in the same semester. This made my life go at a faster pace. 

  • 2.

    I moved from my birthplace of Washington D.C. to North Carolina for more social work opportunities that the state had to offer. I began my job working with patients that were HIV/AIDS positive. 

  • 3.

    I left that job because there wasn't as much involvement with the patients that I wanted. Next, I moved on to my first full time social work job as a crisis intake social worker. 

  • 4.

    Since I desired more direct client work, I left that job to work in foster care. In foster care, I discovered my passion for working with kids because there were always new challenges to solve. 

  • 5.

    Even though I loved that job, my family started growing and the job demand did not align with my family values. From there, I began to work with the children developmental agency.

  • 6.

    I later found out that the job also demanded long hours where I had to miss family events, which made me switch my job once again. My next position was as a developmental therapist.

  • 7.

    My love for working with children grew and I was able to develop a big confidence in my passion. Finally, I made my big switch to working as a social worker in the high school setting. 

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Growing up, there wasn't much negative influence in my community. There was more of a lack of resources that put a limitation on my journey. It's hard to access programs in this area.

  • How I responded:

    I am someone that tends to drown out negative comments and I don't rely on opinions of others. Ignoring outside influences is my way of responding to the Noise.