I earned my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology at Seattle Pacific University and completed my Education Specialist (Ed.S) training in School Psychology at Seattle University in 2016. In addition to my experience in these programs, I have worked across districts and non-public educational agency settings including drug and alcohol prevention programs, targeted intervention assistance for identified at-risk youth, and multiple years working in a program for students with more intensive social/emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs.
Personally, I have lived and worked in the area for the past four years with my wife, pup, and two young children. It has been exciting to see the growth and diversity that continues to come into the district. I believe that diversity, in the community and at school, is a tremendous resource. When I'm not working with students or writing reports, I enjoy traveling, hiking, sports, and spending time with my family.
ISD Special Education Process Information: http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/SpecServices/Process/Default.aspx
ISD IEP Information:http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/SpecServices/Process/IEP
Issaquah Special Needs Group: http://issaquahspecialneedsgroup.org/Welcome.html
Bullying - Resources and Reporting:http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/bullying
Issaquah Special Services:https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/SpecServices
Issaquah PTSA Special Education Committee:http://www.issaquahptsa.org/programs/special-education
Issaquah School District Preschool Programs:
National Center for Learning Disabilities-NCLD
International Dyslexia Association
Child Mind Institute
National Institute of Health
What is Executive Functioning?
Center for the Developing Child
The Arc Of King County
School Psychologist, Ed.S, NCSP
Cascade Ridge ElementaryMon-Fri425-837-5529
COVID-19 Office Hours:
Email: M-F 9-5
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. They help schools successfully:
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. They are a highly skilled and ready resource in the effort to ensure that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and in life.
**adapted from the National Association of School Psychologists website**