School psychologists participate in the evaluation and identification of students with disabilities. They interpret diagnostic information; consult with students, parents, teachers, and administrators; and provide intervention alternatives for students in their classrooms.
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. For more information visit: National Association of School Psychologists.
I support the social, emotional, and academic success of students at Lewis-Palmer High School and Kilmer Elementary. I have an Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S.) degree as well as a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) My undergraduate work was completed in social work, criminal justice, and youth agency administration.
I grew up in Monument and I am so excited to be back home and working in this incredible district! I earned my PhD in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley. Prior to this, I earned my BA in Psychology, with a minor in History from UNC. I am also one of the faculty sponsors for Bear Creek's K-Kids club. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Jake, and our dog, Jolie. I love finding ways to help each child be successful academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally and look forward to meeting you all this year! Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions or concerns you may have.