Outstanding School Psychologist Spotlight: Keshia Porter

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While we are often impressed by many of the educators we employ, it is extraordinarily special to have them recognized by the school district in which we place them. We get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside knowing that we are able to match individuals to their dream jobs, and that their talent is being utilized and appreciated. Take Keshia Porter, for instance. She is a school psychologist working in the Aurora Public School District and was given the Sharp Staff Award for her exemplary work ethic and dedication towards her 7th grade students. This is what Jessica Rodriguez Bracy, the AWCPA Assistant Principal, had to say about her.

“Often times, I see students reaching out to Keshia for support, which tells me, they feel comfortable and safe around her. She has a great balance of supporting students with that they need while holding them accountable to high expectations so that they are successful inside and outside of the classroom. I appreciate her and we’re glad she’s part of our AWCPA family!”

Keshia received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University, but she didn’t stop there. She continued furthering her education, receiving her specialty degree in School Psychology. Keshia’s career objective is to “provide a variety of psycho-educational services to students in a collaborative and creative environment.” The passion that Keshia has for her profession was obvious to us the second we met her. Soliant is grateful to be working with such an exceptional person. We congratulate Keshia on her accomplishment and look forward seeing her work as a school psychologist being recognized more and more in the future!

Did you or someone you know receive an award or other special recognition that is deserving of a pat on the back?  We want to know about it! Reach out to your account executive with the good news. You could be the next feature on the Soliant blog!

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School Pro Spotlight: School Psychologist Tiffany

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School Pro Spotlight

We’re proud to begin our new series, featuring stories from and spotlights on our amazing school-based professionals across the country. Stories will come from clinicians of all different disciplines, from speech pathology to sign language interpreting. Our first spotlight focuses on a school psychologist who had an interesting, unpredictable transition in her career.  Continue reading “School Pro Spotlight: School Psychologist Tiffany”

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School Therapy Resources

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school occupational therapist resourcesWith autism and learning disabilities bringing challenges to many classrooms, school therapists are in high demand. Most schools have access to a team of specialists who can help with speech, occupational, and language issues, and many other problems that face children in and out of the classroom that can be accessed at no cost to families.

Many times, parents and teachers are not aware of all of the different programs available. Healthcare workers should make themselves aware of the many different services that are available within the school system and share that information with parents, to create a cohesive plan of action when working to improve the life of a child. Continue reading “School Therapy Resources”

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A Shortage of School Psychologists

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school psychologistMany schools across the country are discovering a shortage of school psychologists. Schools often need to share those individuals that they have and struggle to replace any that leave for one reason or another. School psychologists are a part of the school community that support students while learning and teachers while teaching. Individuals with a school psychologist training have a background in learning, mental health, and more. They are able to work with students on boosting their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral well being within the school day. School psychologists are often the individuals that build the home, school, and community connection to support students in their learning environment. Continue reading “A Shortage of School Psychologists”

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