Shira Culbreath

Name: Shira S. Culbreath  (she/her/hers)

Title: Recruitment/Admissions Coordinator and Instructor

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Winthrop; Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina-Columbia. 


Phone: 803/323-3390

Shira S. Culbreath, is the new Recruitment/Admissions Coordinator and Instructor in the Department of Social Work. Mrs. Culbreath is a caring and compassionate social worker. She has spent her career advocating for balance and restorative justice for juveniles while making sure their mental health needs were addressed. Prior to her employment with Winthrop University, she served the community as an Intensive Supervision Officer where she provided intervention for juveniles and their families, managed cases that required documentation for parole reports and court hearings, and facilitated meetings with community workers and agencies to address resources needed for a successful rehabilitation process. Because of her passion with rehabilitating juveniles, she became an adjunct instructor at York Technical College and taught courses focused on juvenile justice in the Criminal Justice Department. She also served as the Field Supervisor for MSW level students from Winthrop University. Another passion for Mrs. Culbreath is mental health needs of children, which led to her employment with the S.C. Department of Mental Health. As a mental health therapist, she provided clinical assessments and individual and family therapy.  

Mrs. Culbreath gives credit to her faith and mother, another social worker, for helping her understand the importance of social work in our society. Mrs. Culbreath is a Winthrop graduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. She continued her education by earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina-Columbia.  When she is not giving back to her community, Mrs. Culbreath enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and connecting with her sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.