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School Psychology

Meet Students & Alumni

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 work.

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
 
Current Students
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 as well.

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.
 
Alumni
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 psychologist.

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Jenna Hannoosh (contact me)
MA/EdS in School Psychology, 2013

I currently work as a school psychologist at the Muraco Elementary School in Winchester, Massachusetts.

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.