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I am new to the DU community following several years in PK-12 public education. I currently am a Visiting Assistant Professor in Child Family and School Psychology and the Child, Family and School Psychology Clinic Director. Prior to coming to DU, I served in a variety of leadership roles in Denver Public Schools--most recently as the Associate Chief of Student Equity and Opportunity. That role included the overall supervision of Special Education, Section 504, School Psychology, School Social Work, Whole Child Supports, trauma-informed practices, crisis intervention supports, gifted & talented supports, Native American student supports and student discipline. Prior to that, I served as a school psychologist in Adams 14 School District, providing assessments and interventions for students ECE-21. I received my Doctorate in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Iowa, and completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. I received my specialization in School Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver and my Special Education Director certification from the University of Northern Colorado. My clinical interests include clinical supervision, culturally-responsive interventions, strengths-based supports and trauma-informed practices. My research interest, in collaboration with the faculty at the Graduate School of Social Work, has been focused on strategies to eliminate disparities in student discipline in public school settings. I currently serve as the Board Chair of the Colorado Association of School Based Health Centers, as a governmental representative on the 2Gen development strategy for mental health and am a Governor-appointed board member of the Colorado Child Protection Ombuds Office. I’ve previously served as a Board Member and Chair of the Odyssey (Denver) Charter school and as a Vestry Member for St. Thomas Episcopal Church.