I have worked as a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist for over 20 years. I received my M.S. in school psychology in 1996 from Minnesota State University Moorhead. After obtaining my school psychology degree and license, I began my career as a school psychologist in a school district in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Over the 7 years in which I worked in this district, I conducted over 100 psychoeducational assessments per school year and gained an extensive amount of experience with interpreting cognitive assessments, as well as collaborating with parents and school staff to provide recommendations and develop interventions to increase student engagement.
I moved to Colorado in 2002 and worked as a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist for 15 years in Aurora Public Schools. During this time, I had extensive experience administering diagnostic assessments to evaluate cognitive, social, and emotional functioning on diverse populations of students. This experience included assessment and direct services with gifted and twice exceptional students, as well as consultation with their families and school staff. In addition to my solid background in assessment and direct services, I have experience with collaboration on various multidisciplinary teams, including MTSS, IEP, and 504 meetings, as well as developing functional behavior assessments and behavioral intervention plans.