Fun Facts about ESU 16 School Psychologists
Between the three of us, we have over 50 years of experience!
We all graduated with our Educational Specialist Degrees at the University of Nebraska at Kearney School Psychology Graduate Program
Diane McLeod came out of retirement this year to serve Thedford & Mullen! We appreciate her so much!!
Here are the teams we are part of crisis response, threat assessment, MultiTier Systems of Support (MTSS), Student Assistance Team (SAT), 504, Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Individual Education Plan (IEP), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI), Early Childhood, Autism, and Mental Health!! As you can tell we love being part of teams!
A few years ago we went digital in how we administer our cognitive assessments! We have gotten a lot of great feedback from our kiddos that they love the activities on the iPads! We do as well;)
Birth to 21 are the ages we work with!
Between the three of us, we travel over 4,000 miles per month (10 school districts.) So when people ask where is our office? We say in our vehicles:)
We are a close-knit group and meet at least once a month! Phone calls, emails, and zoom are more frequent:)
Between the three of us, we evaluate over 100 students each year!!!!
We are the only ones that are qualified to give Cognitive assessments in the school! We also can provide academic and social-emotional assessments;)
We are definitely not your traditional School Psychs! We don’t just evaluate students we provide social-emotional, behavior, mental health, and academic support in our school districts!
We all played sports in HighSchool and Diane even played Basketball in College!
The three of us are incredibly passionate about what we do and being a School Psychologist has been a lifelong dream for us all! Thank you to our incredible school districts and ESU 16 colleagues for being amazing to work with. It’s because of all of you that we love what we do. Our students teach us so much and we love advocating for them!