I desire to help children see their strengths and even learn that their difficulty can give them a different perspective which makes them uniquely gifted to glorify God—to even see an opportunity rather than an impediment. My conclusions often start from the perspective that we all have something that is difficult and that difficulty can be an opportunity to develop strength and an awareness of how God wants to develop and use each of us.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders . . . and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy set before him enduring the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of God.”
God has given me a passion for supporting children with special needs and their families. I enjoy helping to solve the mystery of what is getting in their way to learning, relating to others, or understanding their emotions.
In my years as a special education teacher and then as a school psychologist (about 30 years) I have specially developed knowledge in ADHD, autism, behavior, and learning disabilities. My husband and I are licensed in California to help determine the presence of disabling conditions that may significantly impact a child’s education. My reports are based on eligibility standards and the information needed to guide educational plans in the US.
My job description in Knoxville
I work as a school psychologist for Knoxville County Schools and conduct online assessments for international missionary students.