Hi, I’m Elysa! I hold a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Calgary, an M.A. in Education from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University. I am currently living in Australia. I have worked as a school and educational psychologist at Vienna International School in Austria and Ruamrudee International School in Thailand, and as an educator at International School Bangkok in Thailand, the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Taipei American School in Taiwan.
Having spent more than 15 years living and working internationally, I am passionate about supporting international school communities, including students, families, and educators. As a school psychologist, I focus on providing culturally and linguistically sensitive psychoeducational assessments for globally mobile children. I have supported children and youth with developmental delays, executive functioning weaknesses, Specific Learning Disorders, ADHD and ASD. I am particularly interested in research on best practice in the provision of assessments and supports for culturally and linguistically diverse children.
I am familiar with preschool to grade 12 International Baccalaureate and North American curriculum, and I understand the needs of young children building foundational social-emotional and academic skills as well as those of older students developing time management and study skills. I enjoy collaborating with parents and educators to support children’s academic and social-emotional development, and I draw on my experiences as both a classroom teacher and school psychologist when recommending support for home and school.
I’m American and I speak English.