Jessica Shearin is a national certified school psychologist currently working in the Clark County School District (CCSD). Jessica received her BAs, MA, and Ed.S. degrees from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Her career with CCSD began during her internship year.
Professional interests include multi-tiered systems of support, prevention, social justice topics and issues, interdisciplinary collaboration, early childhood education, and deaf education. In her time in Clark County, Nevada, Jessica has served as a mentor, practicum supervisor, intern supervisor, and CHAMPS trainer for school psychologists. Jessica has been involved in district-level leadership and advocacy positions.
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Paige Beckwith is a school psychologist in the Carson City School District. Paige is a native Nevadan and has earned degrees at both UNLV and UNR. She began her career as a classroom teacher in the Clark County School District and is a mother of five. Paige is passionate about advocating for and supporting students and school psychologists in our state.
Jessica Musikanth is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist practicing in the Clark County School District. She began working in CCSD in August 2012. In her eight years at CCSD, she has found a great support network of School Psychologists colleagues that she can lean on both professionally and personally.
Jessica am a firm believer that we, as School Psychologists, thrive better through open dialogue, networking, and strong lines of communication. She passionate about advocacy, education, and supporting the needs of all our children across the state of Nevada. But sometimes, we're an island on our campuses. NVASP is there to help support us and remind us, we're in this together! As Secretary, it is Jessica's hope to keep us all informed by not only keeping diligent records, but also by providing an opportunity for members to share their needs.
Franco Carranza is a nationally certified school psychologist in the Clark County School District (CCSD). He started his career at CCSD in 2004 as an English Language Learner (ELL) tester, having been an ELL student himself during his late elementary and early middle school years. Franco then moved on to the role of school district interpreter, interpreting for families and educators at meetings related to special education and gaining exposure to the school psychologist profession. He then returned to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to obtain his masters and Ed.S. degree in school psychology. As a bilingual school psychologist for the past 7 years, Franco has been helping school teams, fellow school psychologists, students and families in assessing and considering ELL factors to better serve CCSD’s ELL students. Franco has been a member of NVASP for the past few years and is currently Treasurer of the organization.
Andrea Walsh is a nationally certified school psychologist that has worked for the Clark County School District for 23 years. She began her career as a classroom teacher where she gained invaluable experience teaching general education and special education students. She has been a school psychologist in Las Vegas working at the elementary and high school level for 16 years. With 23 years in Nevada, Andrea understands the unique needs and challenges of our vast state. As the Nevada Delegate, Andrea is dedicated to represent and support school psychology by providing member support and advocating for issues that are important to the profession. Through leadership and advocacy, Andrea will strive to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.
Hannah Hinson is a nationally certified school psychologist working in northern Nevada. She earned her Ed.S. from UNLV and completed her internship with Clark County School District. She is passionate about our profession and advocating for us as professionals and the students and families we work with. Her professional interests include mental health, family-school partnerships, MTSS, and social justice. She believes in the power of communication and collaboration and feels these are important factors in continuing to make Nevada a great place for school psychologists. Hannah has high hopes that she can represent the interests and concerns of all members across the regions of Nevada.
Dr. Katherine Lee is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). She plays a pivotal role in educating, supervising, and inspiring future school psychologists. Katherine earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. Since living in Las Vegas, she has proudly served many children and families as a licensed and nationally-certified school psychologist at several charter schools. She also holds a dual license as a psychologist through the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners.
Nicole Martinez is currently in her second year of the Ed.S School Psychology program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently sits on the board as the President of SASP. She is passionate about working with youth and is excited to support her colleagues in building a community of empowered and compassionate leaders in school psychology.
Stephanie Patton is a nationally certified school psychologist in the Clark County School District. She also serves as an Autism consultant and intern supervisor. Stephanie has served as the NVASP President-Elect, Secretary, and Communications Director (previously Social Director).
Stephanie’s professional interests include Autism, behavior management, early childhood, and RTI. Prior to working as a school psychologist, Stephanie provided ABA services to children with Autism and worked with a local nonprofit to provide evaluations and consultations for early intervention services. Stephanie is passionate about advocating at the local, state, and national level and organizing social events for colleagues. She is excited to continue working with NVASP to ensure Nevada is an amazing place to work as a school psychologist.