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Rev. Sha'Leda Mirra, MS, MSW, LCSW, CAP

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    Rev. Sha'Leda Mirra, MS, MSW, LCSW, CAP

    Instructor of Undergraduate Social Work

    Rev. Sha'Leda Mirra, is an Instructor of Undergraduate Social Work in the College of Education and Social Services serving as full-time faculty of the Gainesville Education Center since 2016. Rev. Mirra is an ordained pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has served as a community activist, advocating for causes such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and mental health education within the African American community. In addition, much focus has been devoted to consulting within the spiritual community to improve education and equip the spiritual community with essential resources to resume their role as the help seeking entity within the community. Rev. Mirra is a graduate of Saint Leo University, receiving two Masters Degrees in both Criminology and Social Work, and a recent graduate of Regent University, where she has received a Master of Divinity. Presently, Rev. Mirra in candidacy as a doctoral learner at Capella University, pursuing a Ph.D in General Psychology. Rev. Mirra has over 20 years of experience in the field of Social Work, specializing in micro clinical practice, maternal mental health, and child safety. Rev. Sha'Leda Mirra has a passion for education, as teaching is an integral part of impacting the lives of others within the community and assisting them in achieving self-actualization. Professional interests include teaching for Saint Leo University in the Social Work program, and contributing to the growing organizational objectives through knowledge, skills, and experience.

    Education

    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University (2019)
    • M.A. in Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
    • MSW Social Work, Saint Leo University
    • M.Div., Regent University
    • B.A. Criminology & Psychology, Saint Leo University
    • Certified Addictions Professional- Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies and subsequent licensure by the Florida Certification Board (5724)
    • National Credential as a Alcohol and Drug Counselor (130723)

    Courses Taught

    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Documentation and Technology
    • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
    • Methods of Social Work Practice I, II, III
    • Gerontology
    • Diversity Issues in Social Work
    • Research
    • Field Practicum in Social Work
    • Senior Seminar Social Work