I’m a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and a nationally certified school psychologist. For the last 10 years, I have worked primarily with children with autism spectrum disorders but also have extensive experience with children diagnosed with cognitive impairments, ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health diagnoses.
For the past 17 years, I have worked in private and public schools, at levels from preschool through post-secondary. I have served in the following roles: student services coordinator, special education chairperson, school psychologist, autism consultant, and district BCBA consultant. I conduct special education evaluations and works with individual education plans (IEP) teams. My goal is to translate student strengths and weaknesses into a comprehensive and educationally beneficial plan tailored to each student. My expertise is in functional behavior assessments and development of behavior intervention plans. I consult with teams on an ongoing basis regarding behavioral interventions and data collection.
I’m a trainer for the Statewide Autism Resources and Training initiative through Grand Valley State University and provide trainings for teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, and administrators.
- Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology from Michigan State University,
- Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College,
- Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in school psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston,
- Board certified behavior analyst,
- Nationally certified school psychologist, and
- Completed ABA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology.
I live in Plymouth, Michigan with my husband and two daughters. I love reading, traveling, and trying hard to get to the gym. I’m a busy mom who is always wearing a lot of hats but wouldn’t have it any other way. My daughters have taught me more about how kids think and the pressures they deal with on a daily basis than I ever learned in school. Kids are often times teaching us just as much as we think we are teaching them!