Congratulations to Professor Sambra Zaoui for being chosen as the 2017 NASW Miami-Dade Social Work Educator of the Year!
The National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter, established the Social Work Educator of the Year Award to honor an exceptional educator who has demonstrated dedication to students and education, in addition to advancing the profession through research.
Professor Zaoui lives out social work’s core concepts and mission and her passion transcends to her students. She equips them with the tools and skills they will need to succeed in this profession, more importantly, skills that will genuinely impact the lives of those they serve. She utilizes her professional experience to further bridge theory and practice with an illustration of practical application.
In her own words: "I believe as social workers there are underscoring themes that must be threaded throughout each course, such as the message of cultural humility, human rights and social justice, advocacy, the self-determination of each client, the indispensable need for self-awareness and mindfulness; and the ability to assess each client, family, group and/or organization through a trauma informed lens. Themes such as these are always threaded in my discourse and compliment our trauma-informed curriculum."
We are BARRY PROUD!