Greetings! I am excited to be here at Hellgate High School working with some of the most amazing students Missoula has to offer. I started at Hellgate in Fall 2014 after working as both a school psychologist (Meadow Hill Middle School, Lewis and Clark Elementary) and the district’s MBI/PBIS (Montana Behavioral Initiative/Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) consultant for four years.
Many students and families don't know about school psychologists and often don't realize that we are a resource to all students. Being able to work with students and families from all facets of life is a large part of what makes my job so incredible. Some of my roles include: evaluating students for special education, developing behavior support plans, meeting individually with students, and working behind the scenes to develop student support systems in our building.
I earned my BS in Developmental Psychology from Westminster College (2004), then decided to attend graduate school at the University of Montana where I earned my Master’s degree (2009) and Doctorate degree (2014) in School Psychology. I am originally from Tooele, Utah and have called Missoula home since 2005. I spend my free time enjoying all that Montana has to offer with my husband Nick and our dog Brynlee, along with friends and family from around the country.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (preferably by email).