My background and qualifications include:
Masters degree in Education, specializing in consultation.
Doctorate in applied psychology with post-doctoral training in evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with significant developmental, neuro-developmental and Traumatic Brain Injury at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation and School as well as Children’s Specialty Hospital.
Active Certification as School Psychologist, School Counselor and School Principal State of New Hampshire, Department of Education. Certificate #40687 Exp. 06/30/2013
District-Level Administrative, Management and Leadership experience in the area of Special Education, Pupil Personnel, Guidance and College Advising as well as Section 504 coordination.
Expert Witness in several significant Special Education cases in New Hampshire.
Independent Evaluator providing clear, unbiased and astute evaluations and practical recommendations.
Faculty of Education with focus on Special Education & Education of Exceptional learners as well as Developmental Educational Psychology.
Special Advisor to New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith during the 1997 IDEA Reauthorization legislation.
Services for Districts:
Second-opinions on psychoeducational evaluations and special education services
Administrative consultation and training—including School Board training—for preventative and mitigative risk management.
Executive coaching for District-level personnel on critical human resource and contract negotiations.
Grant writing, monitoring and management services.
System-wide program design, development, implementation and evaluation.
Developing and delivering targeted training for faculty and staff.
Other services as requested.
Services for Families:
Advising, Consultation & Second Opinion on quality and appropriateness of educational services and placement for students with disabilities.
College Admission Advising, coaching and mentoring including development of a plan from Sophomore year of high school to maximize college and financial aid option.
Forensic psycho-educational evaluation.
Consultation on advocacy strategy.
Training on understanding nuances of educational evaluation, services and individual education plans.
Development and analysis of programming and placement with regards to FAPE.