Educational Philosophy
I support the Lakewood mission statement by believing that every student has the potential to succeed, and ensuring that they are provided with a supportive learning and social environment.

Educational Philosophy:

As a school psychologist, I will strive to serve as an advocate for all students by providing and supporting evidence-based prevention, intervention, and supportive services to help them attain academic, behavioral, and socioemotional success. I will work to build strong and effective relationships with students, parents, staff, and community providers by engaging in open-communication and working collaboratively as a team to address students’ individual needs. Part of being an effective educator is recognizing and acknowledging that a system of social dominance and inequity may exist within schools, and as a school psychologist, I will work to provide culturally competent and responsive services that meet the needs of a diverse student population.