My professional career began at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where I worked as a psychometrist for approximately 6 years. I then transitioned into the school setting as an Elementary School Counselor and have spent seven years in a public school setting. As a school counselor, I have noticed children of all ages have an attraction to the art of magic. Over the years, I have used a magic trick to help explain my role as a school counselor. Students fondly refer back to the discussion all school year long. From month to month, students look forward to my next visit and often inquire as to if I have additional magic tricks to share. Drawing from this inclination, I have worked to create stories that intertwine natural curiosity and valuable learning.
These stories have been written such that they can be used in various settings with a wide range of ages. They are sure to be valuable assets to children, educators, counselors, and parents alike. Educators, counselors, and parents can make use of the stories as a read aloud for early childhood (ages 4-8). They can also be used as self-help tools for older kids (ages 8-13). These stories wonderfully capture the young learners’ interest, while imparting valuable knowledge relating to social development.
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I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oklahoma City University. I went on to complete a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern State University.
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