1 THE UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD Department of Psychology SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT PROFILE Hartford Curriculum Meets Contemporary Employment Market SUMMER 2013 What does a local school system look for in a school psychologist? A careful consideration to this question has guided the development of the School Psychology Program at The University of Hartford. Offering an integrated, three year, 69 credit program of study, graduates receive the M.S. Degree in School Psychology with a Specialization in Child Clinical Counseling as well as a Sixth-Year Certificate in School Psychology. More specifically the program offers a contemporary approach to the development of performance-based skills intended to prepare graduates for solid careers in the public schools. Within the three-year program students complete a year-long half-time practicum in the second year, followed by a full-time, year-long, internship in the third year. These applied components complement coursework and include weekly clinical supervision designed to explore contemporary professional issues. A nationally approved [NASP/NCATE] planned program of study, successful graduates receive programmatic support leading to an endorsement for State Department of Education credentialing as a and national credentialing as a Nationally [N.C.S.P.]. In addition, students completing the appropriate supplemental courses as part of their specialization in Child Clinical Counseling, followed by the requisite post-degree supervision, may also pursue State Department of Health Services credentialing as a Licensed Professional Counselor and national credentialing as a Nationally Certified Counselor [N.C.C.]. How do graduates fare in the job market? One important marker of success of any graduate program involves the employment of the graduates. A practitioner oriented program, The University of Hartford takes pride in the employment of its alumni. Graduates are working in a range of schools, and the program continues to attract both recent graduates as well as seasoned practitioners who often already hold a graduate degree. Many come to the University because of the small, supportive, classroom settings. Others come because of the curricular focus and strong practicum and internship supervisory components. Whatever the decision, the results have been positive with greater than 98% of recent graduates receiving offers within 3 months of graduation. The profiles which follow - while not all-inclusive as not all graduates have provided employment data - describes the reported employment of graduates following certification. This directory is intended to help provide readers with one marker of success. While individual choices, and salaries, vary widely among alumni, this listing suggests one strong indication of the quality and viability of the program. We hope you will join us in commending our graduates.
2 THE UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD Department of Psychology SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM Graduation Employment and Post-Degree Profile NAME POST-GRADUATION EMPLOYMENT SPRING 2013 Barnard, Hailey Bednarz, Sheri Bevins, Alyson Ciullo, Adam Deluco, Tara Drost, Alicia Gonzalez, Amanda Kastenbaum, Julie Miller, Benjamin Meriden Public Schools, CT East Lyme Public Schools, CT Stratford Public Schools, CT New Milford Public Schools, CT Los Angeles Public Schools, CA Manchester Public Schools, CT Meriden Public Schools, CT East Hartford Public Schools, CT Pomperaug Regional School District 15, CT SPRING 2012 Celejewski, Beata Glastonbury Public Schools Coss, Genesis
3 Granato, Catherine Iudiciani, Jessica Kosakowski, Taylor Mercier, Lauren Capitol Region Education Council Willimantic Public Schools Gunnison Public Schools, CO Ellington Public Schools, CT Montville Public Schools, CT Mulroy, Kelly Porter, Jillian Szewczyk, Jenny St. Pierre, Jessica Yarde, Anselma Caseworker Montville Public Schools, CT Westbrook Public Schools, CT Manchester Public Schools, CT CT Department of Children and Families SPRING 2011 Justine Banker, M.S. Kerin Jones, M.S. Katherine Jackson, M.S. Melissa Faienza, M.S. Tonya LaPlante, M.S. Plainville Public Schools Manchester Public Schools Simsbury Public Schools CREC, University of Hartford Magnet School Ellington Public Schools
4 Heather Vickery, M.S. Elizabeth Hrubiec, M.S. Juliana Maslen, M.S. Granby Public Schools New Britain Public Schools Intensive Education Academy, West Hartford SPRING 2010 Michelle Bouchard, M.S. Lauren O Leary, M.S. Kim Vohden, M.S. Steven Michaud, M.S. Valerie Baigert, M.S. Marissa McCarthy, M.S. Kate Conners, M.S. James DeMorro, M.S. Bethel Public Schools Hebron Public Schools Windsor Locks Public Schools New Britain Public Schools Ellington Public Schools Hebron Public Schools Bolton Public Schools New Haven Public Schools SPRING 2009 Bethany Blain, M.S. Julia Brel, M.S. Southington Public Schools Bloomfield Public Schools
5 Lisa Belval, M.S. Paula Dest, M.S. Dawn Jagielski, M.S. Danielle Miller, M.S. Waterbury Public Schools Barkhamsted Public Schools Boston Public Schools Barkhamsted Public Schools SPRING 2008 Elisa Blundo, M.S. Kara Kelaita, M.S. Jeffrey Lovelace, M.S. Andrea Nadeau, M.S. Kate Jubinville, M.S. Alyssa Schultz, M.S. Glastonbury Public Schools West Hartford Public Schools West Hartford Public Schools Bristol Public Schools Norwich Free Academy Manchester Public Schools Spring 2007 Synecca Tauro, M.S. Melissa Tweedie, M.S. Nicole Fried, M.S. Orange Public Schools Hebron Public Schools Plainville Public Schools Mandie Maher, M.S.
6 Jamie Graves, M.S. Harwinton Public Schools New York State Public Schools Caroline Bukowski, M.S. Amy Alberti, M.S. Manchester Public Schools Bolton Public Schools SPRING 2006 Sarah Ives Morehouse, M.S. Certified Occupational Therapist Laura Hayes, M.S. Jennifer Dube, M.S. Torrington Public Schools Putnam Public Schools New Hartford Public Schools Beth Serra, M.S. Joshua Wrinn, M.S. Deanna Menario, M.S. Jamie Donnelly, M.S. Norwich Free Academy New Jersey Public Schools Bristol Public Schools Stafford Springs Public Schools SPRING 2005 Daniel Scuccimarra, M.S. Elizabeth Omar, M.S. Maine Public Schools Ph.D. Student at Kent State, Ohio
7 Catherine Farris, M.A. Haralson Public Schools Georgia Richard Bieu, M.S. Subsequent: Christina Loomis, M.S. Silvia Borges Bostic, M.S. Amy Gustafson, M.S. Yvonne Parenteau, M.S. Waterbury Public Schools Naugatuck Public Schools Region 4 Schools (Deep River/Essex) Danbury Public Schools Colchester Public Schools Berlin Public Schools SPRING 2004 Angela Aubin, M.S. Emily Iannaconi, M.S. Gina Carosella, M.S. Ilissa Nordyk, M.S. Laura Salcius, M.S. Emily Hennen, M.S. Kristen Zangeneh, M.S. East Hartford Public Schools New Jersey Public Schools Columbia Public Schools Naugatuck Public Schools University of Alabama/PHD Student Lebanon Public Schools Tolland Public Schools Jessica Scorso, M.S.
8 Lebanon Public Schools Patrick Catanzarite, M.S. New York Public Schools SPRING 2003 Jessica Bartolini-Buggeln, M.S. CASP President: Marie Javarauckas, M.S. Mandie Brown, M.S. Christopher LaVogue, M.S. Ph.D. Student, Kent State Univ East Hartford Public Schools Stafford Public Schools Bloomfield Public Schools Ohio Public Schools SPRING 2002 Jonathan P. Fieldman, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist Elisabeth Howe, M.S. Angela D Amato, M.S. Mikala Alperin, M.S. New Britain Public Schools Wethersfield Public Schools Capitol Region Education Council Oregon Public Schools Quentin Rueckert, M.S. Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor Regional School District #7 Debra Levine, M.S. Rocky Hill Public Schools
9 Brandi Miller, M.S. Karen Rissinger, M.S. Ohio Public Schools Meriden Public Schools Meghan Brady, M.S. United Cerebral Palsy Amsterdam, N.Y. Jessica Kurek, M.S. Fairfield Public Schools SPRING 2001 Kathryn Contos, M.S. Wendie Dawiczyk, M.S. Stacy Kellogg, M.A., M.S. Jennifer Michno, M.S. CASP President: Patty Mace, Ph.D. Jill Bromley, M.S. Stacey Newhall, M.S. Debra Severson, M.S. Montville Public Schools Waterbury Public Schools West Hartford Public Schools E. Hartford/Glastonbury Magnet Windsor Public Schools Department of Correction Subsequent: Vo-Tech Schools Stafford Public Schools California Public Schools SPRING 2000 Miriam Correa, M.S. New Britain Public Schools
10 Kim Gallagher, M.S. Aimee Martin, M.S. Eric Protulus, M.S. Carol Shapiro, M.A., M.S. Bette DeFosses, M.S. Geoffrey Zeruk, M.S. Dena Costello, M.S. Hartford Public Schools Subsequent: Westport Schools Windsor Public Schools Subsequent: Granby Schools Plainville Public Schools Subsequent: Hebron Schools Hebron Public Schools Wolcott Public Schools Southington Public Schools Torrington Public Schools SPRING 1999 Shelley Bessette, M.S. North Stonington Schools Subsequent: Norwich Free Academy Richard Gallini, M.S. Department of Corrections Subsequent: Farmington Schools Ph.D.Student, Univ of Connecticut Kristin Nissen, M.S. Berlin Public Schools Subsequent: Hartford Schools Melissa Perkins, M.A., M.S. Department of Corrections Psy.D., Yeshiva University Amy Reeder, M.A., M.S. Derby Public Schools
11 Saskia Larsen North Haven Public Schools SPRING 1998 Alexandra Campagnano, M.A., M.S. Granby Public Schools *Jessica Gowlis, M.S CASP School Psychologist of The Year Waterbury Public Schools Michelle Murphy, M.A., M.S. Middletown Public Schools [Certified School Counselor] John Pierce, M.S. Cornwall Public Schools Jennifer Ridolfo, M.S. Hebron Public Schools Ph.D./MFT Student, U-Conn Suzanne Sweitzer, M.S. Plainville Public Schools Kristin Tingey, M.S. Coventry Public Schools Subsequent: East Hartford SPRING 1997 Laura Smith Corliss, M.S. Heather Williams, M.S. Vernon Public Schools Newtown Public Schools Sharon Vignone, M.S. Department of Corrections Current: Long Lane School SPRING 1996 *Kristina Burns, M.S. Westport Public Schools
12 2001 Casp School Psychologist Of The Year Carin Delisle, M.S. Riverview Hospital [DCF] Ph.D./MFT Student, U-Conn Subsequent: Consultant