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Abbey Morgans

School Psychologist Candidate

Summary

Highly trained school psychologist candidate equipped with the most current research in the academic and behavioral needs of school aged children. 

Education

Aug 2013May 2016

M.S./C.A.S. School Psychology

State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego,  NY

NASP Accredited

Anticipated Graduate

Aug 2012Dec 2012

M.S. School Psychology

Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Aug 2007May 2011

B.S. Psychology

State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY

Certifications/Professional Memberships

Aug 2015

Passing Score on the Praxis II exam

ETS
Jan 2015Present

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Member
Oct 2014Present

New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP)

Member
July 2016

Provisional Certification, School Psychologist

New York State

Nationally Certified School Psychologist

National Association of School Psychology

Pending

School Psychology Experience

September 2016Present

School Psychologist

Cortland City School District, Cortland, NY

Cortland Junior Senior High School

  • Provide comprehensive evaluations
  • Provide 1 to 1 counseling for students with emotional needs
  • Collaborate with outside community agencies
  • Chair subCSE annual reviews and 504 annual reviews
  • Consult with teachers and parents
  • Create and implement FBAs/BIPs
Sep 2015June 2016

School Psychology Intern

Central Square Central School District, Central Square, NY

Paul V. Moore Senior High School

Brewerton Elementary School

A.A. Cole Elementary School

Supervisor: Susan Ludwig, School Psychologist MS/CAS

  • 1200 hours of supervised school psychology experience in a school setting
  • Member of the elementary school SBIT team
  • Provide 1 to 1 counseling for several students weekly
  • Provide crisis counseling to students in need
  • Used a suicide risk assessments to assess a student’s emotional health
  • Referrals to outside mental health resources
  • Referrals to inpatient psychiatric care
  • Collaborated with parents and teachers to support students in need
  • Collaborated with school counselors and school social worker to assess needs of students
  • Consulted with parents with concerns about behaviors and academics
  • Contacted parents with progress reports on their children
  • Completed triennial evaluations
  • Completed initial evaluations based on teacher and parent requests
  • Participated in and chaired CSE meetings
  • Collected data for use in functional behavior assessments
  • Collected classroom data to assess the need for behavior plans
  • Developed and implanted class-wide positive behavior rewards system
  • Presented information and made decisions at manifestation determination hearings
  • Attended monthly district school psychologist meetings
  • Ran weekly team meetings in a 12:1+1 foundations classroom
  • Completed a systems level assessment implementing a class-wide behavioral management system
  • Completed a systems level project to create a district wide code for homebound instruction
  • Provided consultation to teachers for behavioral and academic concerns
  • Collected data for use in designing an intervention plan for a high school student struggling to keep pace in academics
  • Collected data and followed procedures to write two 504 plans for students
  • Used time-sampling and ABC observations to assess student behaviors

 

Sep 2014May 2015

School Psychology Practicum Student

North Syracuse Central Schools, Cicero, NY 

Lakeshore Road Elementary School

  Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Storie, Ph.D, NCSP

  • Completed 2 triennial psycho-educational assessments using DAS-II and WIAT-III
  • Completed an initial psych-educational evaluation for a student not responding to RTI
  • Mental Health Systems Assessments including the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales and the Conners CBRS
  • Completed 2 functional behavioral assessments for the purposes of intervention planning
  • Collected data for purposes of functional behavioral assessments and intervention evaluation
  • Completed time-sampling, duration, frequency, and narrative observations
  • Completed Curriculum Based Measures in early mathematics, reading, spelling, and written expression
  • Conducted weekly interventions in reading and mathematics
  • Progress monitored students receiving math and reading interventions
  • Attended weekly team meetings and Special Education Referral Team meetings and collaborated with teachers to monitor students' progress and behavior
  • Participated in consultation for both behavior and academic interventions
Feb 2014May 2014

Literacy Tutor

Mexico Academy and Central School, Mexico, NY

Palermo Elementary School

  • Assessed the reading needs of two 2nd grade students using DIBELS probes
  • Provided weekly 30 minute tutoring to 2 students in decoding and fluency using repeated intervention
  • Monitored weekly progress using Oral Reading Fluency and Nonsense Word Fluency, and used progress monitoring data to determine intervention effectiveness.
Jan 2014May 2014

Practicum Student Counselor

Lafayette Central School District, LaFayette, NY

Grimshaw Elementary School

 Supervisor: Bob Risavi, School Social Worker

  • Provided 1:1 counseling to 6 students weekly
  • Ran social skills workshops in 3rd and 4th grade classrooms weekly
  • Collaborated with school social worker to develop and implement social skills curriculum on a weekly basis
  • Provided group counseling for students who lacked appropriate social skills
  • Tracked student progress by keeping session logs
  • Gained experience in an alternative school setting and an Onondaga Nation school
May 2010Sep 2015

Direct Support Professional

Liberty Resources, Syracuse, NY

Onondaga Day Habilitation/Community Habilitation

 Supervisor: Jeremy Gorman, Program Director

  • Provided person-centered services to developmentally delayed individuals receiving services through Liberty Resources.
  • Focused on maximizing independence while promoting individual choice and maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
  • Assisted the individuals in participating in daily and weekly activities such as shopping at the grocery store, exercising, personal interests, and hobbies and other desired activities.
  • Advocated for individuals to be integrated into community life.
  • Promoted healthy living through modeling and education on community safety
  • Promoted healthy relationships by serving as a mentor and counselor

Research

2014 NYASP Presenter: Identifying &Intervening w/ EBD Students at Risk

James McDougal, PsyD., Jennifer Van Arsdale, Abbey Morgans, & Emily Cunningham

References

Gary Brisson

Assistant Principal, Paul V. Moore High School

Cell: 315-395-8724

Email: gbrisson@cssd.org

Susan Ludwig

School Psychologist, Central Square Central School District

Phone: 315-668-4231 ext. 52128

Email: sludwig@cssd.org 

Kevin Wood

School Psychologist, Central Square Central School District

Phone: 315-668-4231 ext. 52124

Email: kwood@cssd.org

Michael Smolnik

Principal, A. A. Cole Elementary School

Phone: 315-623-7417

Email: msmolnik@cssd.org