“In 1971, I received my Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders from University of Wisconsin-Madison. I obtained a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology as well as my specialty in School Psychology from Marquette University in 1995. That same year I began working in MPS.
I consider myself very lucky to be a school psychologist. Sometimes I think I have the best job in the school. I get to work with individuals and small groups of students. I also work with parents and teachers. My job has variety and I’m constantly learning and being challenged. I like to play and have fun and as a school psychologist, I try to make time to do that with the students that visit me. Playing is a wonderful way to learn and is very therapeutic. Students enjoy coming to my office because I respect, accept and treat each of them as an individual with unique needs. I always try to listen first and allow the student’s voice to be heard. I strive to keep my office inviting and I believe it should always be a safe place. My students should know that I love working at Hi-Mount and that I try extra hard to be a good listener and to understand. I believe in all of them and what they can be! My favorite things about Hi-Mount are our school spirit and our willingness to try new ways to make Hi-Mount even better through activities such as Restorative Justice Circles and Community Circles. The students, teachers and my colleague, our school social worker, Mr. Hardy, also make my list of favorite things about Hi-Mount. I believe our school is a great place because it is a community where people care about one another and are constantly striving to create an environment where staff and students alike can learn and grow.”