Why Me?

I am trained to interpret psychoeducational tests because I am uniquely qualified to administer them. This is directly applicable to tailoring an IEP specifically to an evaluation. As an experienced and nationally-certified school psychologist, my “insider” knowledge of the school system sets me apart. I have been advocating for students since 2009. Finally, I truly believe in forging a collaborative relationship with the school district where all parties focus on what is best for the child.

Professional Experience

School Psychologist

  • Completed comprehensive evaluations, including administration and scoring of psychological tests
  • Composed confidential psychoeducational reports
  • Presented at Multidisciplinary Education Team and IEP meetings
  • Served as the District Representative for IEP meetings
  • Created Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans
  • Conducted classroom observations
  • Provided short-term counseling and crisis intervention
  • Participated in Student Intervention and Support Teams
  • Led Manifestation Determination meetings
  • Performed district compliance checks of paperwork

Student demographics

I have worked with students aged 2-21 (pre-K through Adult Transition) with a diverse range of disabilities, needs, and backgrounds. Student enrollment has been in public, private, and online school settings. Student placements have varied from self-contained and therapeutic placements to full-inclusion.

Education and credentials

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
  • Master’s in School Psychology (MS)
  • Bachelor’s in Psychology (BA)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
  • CO State Special Services Provider (SSP)
  • WA State Educational Staff Associate (ESA)
  • Conflict Mediator
  • Member of Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy (WAAA)
  • Member of Learning Disabilities Association of Washington

Personal

Stack of Books

I grew up in Central New York and moved to Arizona for my first job. Several years ago, I relocated to Washington State. It was there that I met the man I would marry. I love spending time with my husband and Buddy, my dachshund. My hobbies include cooking, baking, travelling, online gaming, running, and being outdoors. I am a big fan of comedy in all forms, and I’m always taking good book recommendations!