As both an education professional and a mother of a child with special needs, I have been on both sides of the table in determining how to best support a child. I know that the educational system can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to know what to do and advocate for. That is why the driving goal in my practice is to empower families to partner with schools to effectively determine the best actions to tackle whatever educational problem may be occurring.
I am a Licenced Educational Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist with over 9 years of experience practicing in South Bay school districts. I have experience in all grade levels, from preschool through high school. I received my Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Riverside in 2013 where my research focused on literacy and instruction, academic interventions, consultation, and social-emotional learning. I published three peer-reviewed articles and have presented at multiple national educational conferences (NASP, AREA). Since then, I have remained connected to the most current educational research by maintaining relationships with universities and teaching part-time at CSULB. I also maintain a Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential in addition to my LEP and PPS credentials.
My passion lies in working with families to understand the school system and their child’s unique learning needs. Equally important, I enjoy working with families and school teams to build educational programs that provide meaningful instructional benefits to all students. My solutions-oriented focus, with my background in evidence-based practices, links a student’s unique strengths and weaknesses to effective instruction, and ultimately academic progress.
Whether it’s through an evaluation to better understand your child’s needs, or consultation and advocacy to set up effective goals and instructional practices, I can help your child to reach their full potential.