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If you are thinking about applying to our program and would like
to talk with one of our current students or alumni, feel free to
email those who have included their contact information below.
Additionally, please view this video of alumni discussing their
What School Psychologists Do: Voices of Early School Psychology Career Professionals
|Class of 2020 First Year Student Cohort
||Class of 2019 Second Year Student Cohort
|Class of 2018 Third Year Student Cohort
Ashley Dennis (contact me)
I am pursuing an MA/Ed.S in School Psychology because of my
passion to improve educational outcomes of youth and
adolescents through addressing their unique behavioral,
social, emotional, and academic needs. My coursework at
Tufts has empowered me to approach my work with a critical
lens, where I am applying my knowledge base centered around
social justice, child development, eco-systemic theory, and
best practices in order to inform problem-solving and
decision-making processes within schools. The small size of
my cohort and individualized attention from faculty at Tufts
provide me with valuable support and resources I can utilize
throughout my graduate school experience and future practice
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences
at the University of Vermont in 2015.
Christopher Hernandez (contact me)
Hello all! I'm pursuing my degree in school psychology because it blends two of
my favorite interests: psychology and working with children. I empathize very
dearly with students and their academic, mental and emotional needs after many
rich experiences working with elementary schoolchildren through tutoring programs
in New York City and middle schoolers through dance/arts programs in Boston.
I've been able to see how many challenges hinder them from expressing themselves
and succeeding at tasks. My top goals are to help all the students I work with
thrive in all facets of their schooling and advocate for their needs.
I received my B.A. in psychology from Harvard in 2013.
Marquel Norton (contact me)
I'm pursuing a MA/Ed.S in School Psychology because I believe that access to mental
health services in schools is increasingly important to social justice and equity.
The practical/theoretical aspects gained from the Tufts University program have
given me the skills and agency to make systems change within dominant structures
and empower and validate marginalized students.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Child Development from
Tufts University in 2014.
Meredith Edelstein (contact me)
MA/EdS in School Psychology, 2011
I am a school psychologist at the Steward School in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
The Tufts school psychology program provided excellent exposure to the wide
breadth of topics in the world of school psychology. The professors balanced
their teaching of best practices as well as individual practice in a manner that
has positively impacted how I approach my job in the field. In particular, I
appreciate the extensive time spent in the field during the program, as it
provided valuable practice prior to entering my own position as a school
View Meredith's video bio >
Jenna Hannoosh (contact me)
MA/EdS in School Psychology, 2013
I currently work as a school psychologist at the Muraco Elementary School in
Attending Tufts and participating in the coursework and fieldwork through the
school psychology program provided me with a comprehensive practical and
theoretical knowledge base that greatly influences the way I view situations and
make decisions in my school. Specifically, Tufts pushes its students to consider
the multitude of factors that may impact students' social, emotional,
behavioral, and academic success, and to then use this knowledge to advocate for
the best interest of the student. Furthermore they promote and facilitate the
practice of these skills in real-world settings with the support and guidance of
veteran school psychologists. These experiences have allowed me to feel
confident in my ability to positively impact and support the students, families,
and colleagues with whom I work.
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