Master’s degree in School Psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh
I am originally from Olean, New York. I love working with and helping kids be their best, and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I have lived in Maryland for four years, and love it! I do have to admit, I do miss snow (real snow), but I don’t miss the cold! I am married and just had my first child! Outside of school, I love spending time with my family and I love football. Go Bills!
What Do School Psychologists Do? School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.
Why Do Children Need School Psychologists? All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face.