Doctoral Student in School Psychology
University of Southern Maine
As a doctoral student in the School Psychology program at USM, I am driven by a strong curiosity and passion for the art and science of teaching and learning. I am committed to defining an expertise that helps all kinds of learners to be successful, both in and out of academic settings. I earned my Bachelors degree from the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) in Elementary Education and spent my time following as lead preschool teacher for a nonprofit childcare center in Carrabassett Valley, ME. I have since served as Graduate Assistant to the USM Faculty Commons where I can explore how both teachers and students can get their needs met in the classroom. Additionally, I have served as a GA for the Rehabilitation Counseling Program working on program accreditation documentation, and as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), working under accomplished and inspiring leader, scholar and practioner, Dr. Susan Jarmuz-Smith.
Additionally, I have served as the Student Representative from USM to the Maine Psychological Association (MePA) for the 2012-2014 term, and began representing the USM School Psychology Program as the Student Representative to the Maine Association of School Psychologists (MASP) in 2014 where I am now also Government and Public Relations (GPR) Chairperson, as well President of our student group, the Maine Chapter of the Student Association of School Psychologists (MaineSASP). I am delighted to be serving in my role with the Faculty Commons; working to make our university a better place for faculty, students, and staff alike. Feel free to ask if you think there is something I may be able to help you with.