Alyssa Reynolds, adjunct in the School of Social Work, was highlighted in Boise State’s Center for Teaching and Learning Adjunct Faculty Newsletter in March. The article outlined Reynold’s accomplishments as an adjunct instructor and the Child Welfare IV-E Scholars Coordinator for Boise State’s School of Social Work. In addition to her work at Boise State, Reynolds works part-time as the assistant director at Family Connections, Inc., an organization that supports and strengthens families that are involved with the child welfare system.
Reynolds teaches Senior Seminar, Advanced Practicum Seminar and Trauma Informed Child Welfare Practice. In her courses, she uses real-life examples about the practice of social work in Idaho and she offers students an employer’s perspective of prospective social workers.
Reynolds states in the article: “I have seen that my academic experiences and knowledge have enhanced my professional communication, public speaking, management and employee training skills and broadened my professional network both locally and nationally.”
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