Review policies and procedures to ensure compliance with ISBE.
Provide education to staff regarding medication administration and other health related topics
Mental Health Code
ISBE regulatory standards, Completion of IEP documents, Transition planning
Evidence Based Practice for treatment of Psychiatric Diagnosis
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Psychotropic medication management
Medical issues in adolescents
Substance use disorders
Provides accurate and thorough assessments/treatment that is consistent with age and developmental status.
Interpreting compliance standards and developing concordant policies
Medical management and collaboration with physicians and other providers
Developing competencies to address staff needs
Ability to work collaboratively for the good of the team
Developing Life Skills Curriculum for students
Updating student health histories
Completing individualized health plans
I am a certified Clinical Nurse specialist in child and adolescent mental health. I have over 30 years of experience in mental health and managed the Evanston Day School for over 20 years. I have worked as an administrator, health care provider, and educator. I recently retired from full-time employment and am interested in using my skills to continue providing exceptional care to students with emotional disabilities. In addition to my professional experiences I volunteer with a pet rescue organization and am a supporter of NAMI.