Academic journal article Field Educator

Award-Winning Field Instructors

Academic journal article Field Educator

Award-Winning Field Instructors

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Joseph Scalise and Tammy Muskat are the 2010 winners of the North American Network of Field Educators and Directors (NANFED) Heart of Social Work Award. This annual award recognizes excellence in field instruction.

Joseph Scalise, MSW, has forty years of experience with the Family Court Division of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit of Missouri as a Deputy Juvenile Officer and Supervisor of Chief Deputy Juvenile Officers. He has been the recipient of notable awards, such as the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association Program of Excellence Award and the Distinguished Service Award of the Missouri district office of the United States Attorney. Mr. Scalise has been a field instructor for over fifteen years for students of St. Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work. He developed an educational partnership with the City of St. Louis Police Department, the St. Louis Public Schools and community agencies to allow interns to work with at-risk youth. He developed and mentored a unit of field instructors in his division. He collaborated with the St. Louis University Criminology Department to create a co-op research project for student development. He serves as an advisor on the Brown School curriculum committee for children, youth and families. …

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