School Psychology Program (PsyD)
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Amanda Tripp Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda is a 3rd year student in MSPP's School Psychology PsyD program. Amanda has been interested in working with children with developmental delays and learning difficulties since graduating from Middlebury College and then working with children with Autism at the New England Center for Children prior to beginning graduate school. She also received her MA/CAGS in School Psychology at MSPP in 2009 and then worked in the Weymouth Public Schools as an elementary school psychologist for two years. She is passionate about psychoeducational assessment as well as behavioral and mental health prevention and intervention methods.
Jaclyn Kinsman, email@example.com
Hello! My name is Jaclyn Kinsman and I am a First Year School Psychology Doctoral student. I am originally from Tewksbury, Massachusetts and I now reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire in May of 2007. I began attending MSPP in September of 2007 and graduated from the School Psychology MA/CAGS program in 2010. Prior to attending school at MSPP, I worked there as an Administrative Assistant for the School and Counseling programs. Having only worked there for five short months, I realized that MSPP was the kind of graduate school that I truly wanted to be a part of, not only as an employee, but as a student as well. While at MSPP, I was actively involved in the Freedman Center and acted as a Board Member, I volunteered as a student representative at the Annual Gala and helped out on student interview days. Most recently I have accepted the position as a Student Ambassador, so that I can help new students become more comfortable with becoming a part of the MSPP community. Being involved at MSPP, socially and academically, has allowed me expand my interests and my career network. While attending classes three days a week at 1 Wells Ave, I also work as a School Psychologist at J. Turner Hood Elementary School in North Reading. In the future, in addition to continuing to work as a School Psychologist, it is my goal to open a private practice in the Boston area. My best advice for first year students is to put yourself out there. Take risks and sign up for activities or committees that you didn’t think you would originally be interested in. Reach out to others and help out your teachers, but most importantly take care of yourself. Without a healthy body and mind, you’ll be unable to successfully help the community.
Lisa Leboeuf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa is a second year student in the School Psychology Doctoral Program and a second year practicing school psychologist. Lisa has interest in prevention and intervention that strives to improve social and emotional well being in schools. She has presented at the National Association of School Psychologists for three years in a row, and continues to be involved in research related to peer acceptance of children with disabilities. Previous research includes teacher response to teen dating violence, evaluating PBIS implementation and developing curriculum for motor development in preschool aged children.
Following the completion of her MA/CAGS program, Lisa's desire to become a great school psychologist had grown into a desire to be an influential leader in the field. Lisa decided that MSPP's PsyD Program would prepare her for this, providing the opportunity to be immersed with the practicing scholars at MSPP who are studying and contributing to the most current research available.
Maureen Shea, email@example.com
Maureen is a 3rd year student in the school psychology PsyD program. While currently a Connecticut resident, her school psychology training took place in Massachusetts at Springfield College, American International College, and Westfield State College along with advanced training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has several years of experience as a school psychologist in Massachusetts and Connecticut working at all grade levels, in school systems from rural to suburban to big city. She is a member of several professional organizations and volunteers on community and state mental health committees. Her interests include neuropsychology, job satisfaction, meaningful assessment, educator job stress, brain-based learning, and helping students become all that they can be.