Psychological Services Staff Bios

 

 

 

Sonia Babu

Sonia BabuDr. Babu is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who has been working within the Cypress-Fairbanks school district since August of 2017. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship within the Cypress-Fairbanks school district and received her Doctorate in School Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston. Currently, Dr. Babu provides psychological services at both the elementary school and middle school levels. She is currently co-implementing the Incredible Years Program, an evidence-based, manualized parent training intervention for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or speech-language delays. She has also assisted in other parent training workshops and provided teacher trainings that target supporting students with anxiety. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, rock climbing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wes Baker

Wes Baker

Dr. Baker (Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology) has been with Cypress Fairbanks ISD since his internship in 2009. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Theater, Wes learned that “starving artist” was not nearly as exciting a lifestyle as it was made out to be in the movies and so entered the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a Doctorate in School Psychology. In January 2019, Wes joined CFISD’s Mental Health Intervention Team, which works at the district, campus, and student-level to support safety. He is a trainer for the NASP PREPaRE crisis prevention and response model and is an accredited School Suicide Prevention Specialist with the American Association of Suicidology. Outside of his work with CFISD, Wes spends his time as a proud father and husband while pursuing his passions for carpentry and comic books. Wes’s student loans are expected to be paid off in 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alane Blakely

Alane BlakelyDr. Alane Blakely is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Licensed Psychologist. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and Business Administration. Dr. Blakely then obtained her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University.

Across all educational levels, Dr. Blakely has extensive experience in school crisis, youth violence, suicide intervention, self-injury, school safety, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools. She is trained in the nationally recognized PREPaRE model and NOVA Crisis Response program. Within the internship program, Dr. Blakely is a supervisor for the Family Interaction Training (FIT) Clinic and co-leads Assessment Group supervision and didactics. She is also a co-investigator on departmental research projects including studies that consider perceived self-efficacy of school staff in response to non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors in youth, barriers and opportunities for effective parent training through the promotion of home-school collaboration, and essential components of professional training for interns through the FIT Clinic.  Outside of work, Dr. Blakely enjoys working in the children’s ministry at her church, traveling around the world with family, having coffee with friends, and watching Aggie sports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Boyce

Aaron Boyce

Dr. Boyce is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who has been working at Cypress Fairbanks ISD since 2015. He earned his Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Houston and his Master’s in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Boyce completed his Doctoral Internship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. There, he used techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis to implement evidence-based interventions for pediatric feeding concerns. Dr. Boyce has a primary interest in working with elementary-aged children and, in particular, children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. He also enjoys developing and implementing behavioral interventions in the classroom and providing behavioral consultation to teachers and staff. Currently, Dr. Boyce provides various training to doctoral interns including Applied Behavior Analysis and Pediatric Feeding Disorders. He has implemented a parent training intervention for families of children with autism and/or speech-language delays and is a supervisor for doctoral interns. In his free time, Dr. Boyce enjoys playing videogames with his wife, watching science fiction movies and anime, and playing board and card games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittney Brown

Brittney BrownBrittney Brown completed internship in Las Vegas with Clark County School District.  She attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) for her graduate degree in school psychology.  Prior to attending the University of Alabama she obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. Dr. Brown’s research and clinical interest include gifted students, early intervention/assessment, and prevention strategies.  Dr. Brown is also interested in crisis management and is PREPaRE and NOVA trained as well as a certified PREPaRE trainer.  She currently serves four elementary schools in Cy-Fair and serves as the social chair on the Diversity Committee in the department. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gayle Callahan

Gayle CallahanDr. Callahan is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has served children, adolescents and their families as well as school staff since 1992.  She earned her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.  Furthermore, Dr. Callahan obtained a postdoctoral Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She has experience in school, inpatient, community mental health, and private practice settings and has worked overseas with military families.  Currently, Dr. Callahan is interested in evidenced-based treatment strategies for middle and high school aged youth experiencing depression and/or anxiety and nurturing doctoral interns as an intern supervisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Delaune

Michelle DelauneDr. Michelle Delaune is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist who has been employed in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since 1993, completing her pre-doctoral internship in CFISD during the 1993-94 school year.  She earned her Doctorate and Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in May,1995.  Dr. Delaune provides psychological services in elementary, middle and high school settings, and she is a supervisor for doctoral interns at each of her assigned campuses.  Dr. Delaune also co-leads group supervision and training for post-doctoral fellows.  In addition, she helps with the development and implementation of the department’s parent training workshops for parents of children and early adolescents, and she also coordinates child development training for teen parents.  Dr. Delaune is particularly passionate about assisting students with special needs successfully transition from high school to post-graduation and adult life.  Outside of work, Dr. Delaune enjoys working in the children’s and youth ministries at her church, spending time with family and friends, and participating in outdoor activities and exercising.

 

Erin Faith

Erin Faith

Dr. Faith is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who has been working within the Cypress-Fairbanks school district since August 2017. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship within the Cypress-Fairbanks school district and received her Doctorate in School Psychology and master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston. Currently, Dr. Faith provides psychological services at both the high school and elementary school levels. She also is a supervisor for the Family Interaction Training Clinic (FIT) and has assisted with the development and implementation of the department’s parent training workshops for the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Glennon

Sara GlennonDr. Glennon is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Licensed Psychologist who has been working within the Cypress-Fairbanks school district since August 2007. She currently serves as a Lead Psychologist for the Department of Psychological Services. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southwest Missouri State University and her doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Arizona. In addition to providing psychological services within the high school setting, Dr. Glennon provides supervision for doctoral psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows as well as conducts colloquia for interns and new staff on various topics, including the provision of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy within the schools. Dr. Glennon also co-leads Treatment Group supervision for the internship program. In addition, she is a member of a district-wide committee addressing disparity in discipline practices, and she develops periodic newsletters for department colleagues that address advocacy-related issues and opportunities. Dr. Glennon currently spearheads a research study that focuses on training school-based mental health providers in their response to non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in youth. Areas of professional interest include restorative discipline practices, NSSI, therapeutic interventions, and advocacy within the field of School Psychology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taryn H. Gore

Taryn GoreDr. Gore is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with experience working with youth and families in school, residential, inpatient, outpatient and forensic settings. Dr. Gore received her Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Gore obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She completed her APA Accredited Doctoral Internship within the Cypress Fairbanks school district. Following internship, Dr. Gore completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, TRIAD Prevention Program which focused on the areas of assessment and trauma. Her research and clinical interests include trauma, youth violence, and positive youth development for traditionally underserved populations. Dr. Gore serves on the board of Legacy Community Health and Mount Holyoke Club of Houston. Outside of work, Dr. Gore enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Griffin

Jamie GriffinDr. Griffin is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Licensed Psychologist who began working within Cypress-Fairbanks school district as an intern in August 2004.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University.  She also obtained her Masters of Science in Applied Behavioral Studies and her Doctorate in School Psychology from Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Griffin has been on staff since August 2005, with the exception of a short hiatus in which she worked at a residential high school for gifted and academically advanced students.  Dr. Griffin has been the intern coordinator/training director of the department’s APA Accredited Internship since August 2014.  Dr. Griffin also provides field-based supervision within the schools for doctoral psychology interns and co-leads group supervision with the Director of Psychological Services, Dr. Traci Schluter.  Dr. Griffin is a trainer for NASP PREPaRE Workshop 1 and Workshop 2.  Current research involves universal classroom prevention strategies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Hamilton Grisdale

Melissa GrisdaleDr. Grisdale is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who completed her doctoral internship with the district in 2018-2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Education from the University of Houston and completed her Doctorate in School Psychology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Grisdale has conducted research on the relationship between multicultural competency and classroom variables such as exclusionary discipline practices, teacher-student relationship, and teacher-self efficacy. Currently, Dr. Grisdale provides psychological services within the elementary school setting. She is particularly interested in restorative justice practices within the classroom setting.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Hallmark

Dr. Hallmark completed his internship with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in 2016.  He received his Doctorate in Combined Counseling/School Psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.  Previous research has focused on the measurement of parental responsiveness for parents of children with ADHD and disruptive behavioral disorders. Current interests include parent training programs and bilingual school psychology. He is co-implementing an evidence-based manualized parent training intervention for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or speech-language delays. He is also interested in issues related to diversity and multiculturalism and serves on the Diversity Committee for the department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dierdre Henley

Dierdre HenleyDierdre Henley is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship in CFISD during the 2018-2019 school year and currently serves as the Psychological Services Professional at two elementary schools and one middle school in the district. She is currently completing her dissertation and is projected to graduate with her Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) during the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Henley earned her Master of Science in School Psychology from UCA and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Alabama. Her research interests include racial and ethnic identity, diversity, and executive functioning. In her practice in the school setting she is particularly interested in restorative justice practices and working with students in the Adaptive Behavior setting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Kenney

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Dr. Kenney is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who has been working within the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District since August of 2017. She has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education, a master’s degree in Education/School Psychology, and a doctorate degree in School Psychology, all from the University of Florida. Currently, Dr. Kenney provides psychological services at both the elementary school and high school levels and is actively involved in the department’s Family Interaction Training (FIT) Clinic. In addition, she has helped with the development and implementation of the department’s parent training workshops, which help provide parent behavioral management classes for parents of elementary and middle school-aged parents, and is involved with Write Club, a within-department organization focused on research. Outside of work, Dr. Kenney enjoys baking, cooking, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia Knight

Alicia Knight

Dr. Knight is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist who has been employed in Cypress Fairbanks ISD since 2011.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2006 and a Doctorate in School Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2011.  Dr. Knight provides psychological services in elementary, middle and high school settings as well as field-based supervision for both pre-doctoral psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows.  She co-leads Assessment Group supervision for the internship program and assists with facilitating an intern-led, community-based parent training program for elementary aged youth.  Dr. Knight serves as a member of the Diversity Committee and also has experience as an adjunct professor.  She is passionate examining disproportionate discipline practices within minority populations and identifying useful strategies to dismantle the school to prison pipeline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Lake

Karen LakeDr. Karen Lake is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Licensed Psychologist who has been working with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since 2014.  She earned her Doctorate in Educational Psychology (with an option in School Psychology) from Oklahoma State University in 2008, her masters in School Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2004 and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of South Bend, Indiana in 2002.  Dr. Lake joined the Cy-Fair ISD team from Union School District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Prior to that she worked as a School Psychologist with the Aldine Independent School District and completed her doctoral internship with the Dallas Independent School District.  Dr. Lake provides field-based supervision in the schools for doctoral interns.  She is particularly interested in effective pre-referral intervention and consultation at the elementary school level.  When not at work Dr. Lake can be found running, crafting, reading, or just hanging out with her husband and two young sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xzania Lee

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Dr. Lee is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who joined the team during the middle of the 2018-19 school year as a post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Lee is a proud graduate of Howard University (The Mecca), where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology in 2012. She earned her doctorate degree in School Psychology from Tulane University in 2018 and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LASPIC).  Doctoral and internship training has provided her with experience conducting Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), and Grief and Trauma Intervention (GTI) to treat youth and families experiencing an array of complex traumas. She has diversified her clinical experiences through providing evidence-based individual and group therapy to address a range of issues including depression, chronic trauma, chemical dependency, and aggression among youth.  Her clinical and research interests focus on providing adolescents with culturally appropriate coping skills and techniques to increase psychological functioning and emotional well-being, in addition to assisting adults in creating and maintaining a supportive, thriving environment for youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irmarie Cruz Lopez

Irmarie Cruz Lopez completed her doctoral internship in CFISD during the 2019 – 2020 school year and currently serves as the Psychological Services Professional at 3 elementary schools. She is currently completing her dissertation and is projected to graduate with her Doctorate in School Psychology from Mississippi State University during the 2020 – 2021 school year. Ms. Cruz Lopez earned her Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus. Her interests include cultural and linguistic diversity. Ms. Cruz Lopez serves as a member of the Diversity Committee in the Psychological Services department. In her practice within the school setting, Ms. Cruz Lopez is interested in consultation with families and school personnel, Early Childhood Special Education, and parent training.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TK Nguyen

TK NguyenDr. Nguyen is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Licensed Psychologist who has been working within the Cypress-Fairbanks school district since August 2011. She received her Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Tulane University Freeman School of Business and her Master’s degree in General Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. Nguyen obtained her Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioral with influences from interpersonal theory. Dr. Nguyen also serves as one of the supervisors for the pre-doctoral psychology internship program. Dr. Nguyen’s areas of interests include internalizing disorders and cultural diversity, in which she serves on the Diversity Committee for the department. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Nomura

John NomuraDr. Nomura is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Licensed Psychologist who has been employed by the psychology department in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since August 2006. He is the Lead Psychologist for psychological assessment services.  Dr. Nomura obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in educational psychology from Oklahoma State University, and a doctoral degree in school psychology from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Nomura has additional experience as an outpatient clinician and an adjunct professor, and he is a doctoral level behavior analyst (BCBA-D).  Dr. Nomura provides frequent training and consultation to psychology staff and interns regarding emotional behavioral disorders, assessment practices, and legal issues. Dr. Nomura is particularly interested in complex differential diagnosis and implementation of research supported practice. His interests also include cultural influences, both on students and on psychologists.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Michelle Pastorek

Michelle PastorekDr. Pastorek is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who has worked in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since her internship in 2007. She is currently one of the psychologists on the Mental Health Intervention Team. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of St. Thomas, her master’s degree in developmental psychology from the University of Houston, and her doctorate in educational psychology with a specialization in school psychology from Oklahoma State University. She is the founder and co-chair of the department’s research group (Write Club) and provides supervision to interns regarding program evaluation. She is a National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)-approved Basic Crisis Response Team trainer and a PREPaRE trainer for Workshops 1 and 2. She is also an accredited School Suicide Prevention Specialist with the American Association of Suicidology. 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Perdue 

Elizabeth Perdue

Dr. Perdue is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) who has worked in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since her internship in 2018-2019.  She double majored in Psychology and International Studies at Elon University prior to receiving her Doctorate in School Psychology from Texas A&M University with emphases in Neuropsychology/Pediatric Psychology and Child/Family.  During her graduate training, Dr. Perdue completed various practicums in hospital, school, and clinic settings.  Dr. Perdue currently provides psychological services within the elementary school setting including Early Childhood Special Education and Adaptive Behavior populations.  Within the Psychological Services department, she is involved in Write Club and Parent Training.  Dr. Perdue is particularly passionate about neuropsychology, including concussion and Return to Learn factors in the school setting, and crisis response.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Perez

Kelsey Perez

Dr. Perez is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, who has worked in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since her doctoral internship with the district in 2015-16.  She received her Doctorate in School Psychology from Louisiana State University.  Dr. Perez has conducted research on classroom management interventions and the use of screening measures for identification of at-risk students.  Her interests in behavioral consultation and intervention originated from her background in elementary education and developed with her graduate training with a behavioral emphasis, including applied behavior analysis.  Dr. Perez enjoys working with teachers, school staff, and parents to improve student behavior, specifically through teacher consultation, presentations to district and school staff, and parent training. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Poirot

Dr. Poirot is a Licensed Special in School Psychology and Postdoctoral Fellow who completed her doctoral internship with Cy-Fair ISD in 2018-19. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master’s in Psychology, and her Doctorate in School Psychology from Illinois State University. She has conducted research on class-wide interventions, such as noncontingent praise in the classroom. Dr. Poirot provides psychological services in elementary and high school settings. She is passionate about providing school-based interventions for students with internalizing disorders and crisis prevention and intervention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erik Reinbergs


Dr. Reinbergs is a postdoctoral follow with the Department of Psychological Services and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. He completed his doctoral internship with the department and his PhD in School Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to his doctoral work, Dr. Reinbergs earned a bachelor’s in English at Columbia University a master’s in Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In the course of earning his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Reinbergs completed a student teaching practicum and earned an initial license to teach secondary English Language Arts in New York. Throughout his graduate training, Dr. Reinbergs has worked extensively with students with significant emotional and behavioral needs across multiple school settings, including specialized programs and schools for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. He has also worked at an adolescent behavior treatment residence, a county-level sexual violence crisis center, college residence halls, and as a behavior consultant for multiple schools implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Dr. Reinbergs is passionate about the prevention, assessment, and treatment of suicidality and has experience providing adherent, full-protocol Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the clinic setting. He is also accredited as a School Suicide Prevention Specialist with the American Association of Suicidology.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Roberson

Tony Roberson.jpgDr. Roberson is a psychological service provider who began working with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in August 2019. Dr. Roberson graduated with honors from Truman State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in Statistical Methods and Music. He completed Louisiana State University’s School Psychology Ph.D. program and worked at Devereux Children’s Behavioral Health Services in Pennsylvania during his doctoral internship. Dr. Roberson is interested in early identification and treatment of youth with emotional and behavioral disorders and in supporting treatment plan adherence of teachers and parents through behavioral consultation. Additional research interests include the development of brief, technically adequate instruments for universal mental health screening and the use of data in systems-level programming to inform policy and intervention decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Schifano

Robin SchifanoDr. Robin M. Schifano is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and has worked in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since the 2005-2006 school year. Dr. Robin is originally from Niagara Falls, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York at Geneseo, and completed her Master of Arts and Doctorate in School Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She has worked with students of all ages in the school district from prekindergarten through high school. She provides training within the department on autism assessment techniques and conducts mental health awareness and crisis de-escalation training to law enforcement. Her professional interests include family and school collaboration when addressing suicidal behavior and effective disruptive behavior interventions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traci Schluter

Traci SchluterDr. Schluter is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.  She currently serves as the Director of the Psychological Services Department, a role she began in July 2013.  Dr. Schluter began her work in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD as a psychological services intern in July 1997.    Dr. Schluter is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Psychology, MA in Educational Psychology, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a Specialization in School Psychology.  Dr. Schluter currently serves as a facilitator on the CFISD district level Restorative Discipline Committee, supervises intern led parent training classes, and is a member of the department’s Diversity Committee.  Dr. Schluter co-leads weekly group supervision with the Intern Training Director, Dr. Jamie Griffin.  She also works closely with department leads and district teams in both Guidance & Counseling and Student Services to ensure best practices district-wide regarding crisis prevention and intervention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Storey

Elizabeth StoreyDr. Elizabeth Storey is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), who has worked in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since her doctoral internship with the district in 2018-19.  She received her PhD in School Psychology from the University of South Florida with an area of emphasis in school-based mental health services. Prior to completing her doctorate, Dr. Storey received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington in 2014.  Currently Dr. Storey provides psychological services to students at the high and elementary school levels.  Her professional interests include providing school-based counseling services using cognitive behavioral and motivation interviewing approaches. Dr. Storey is also involved in the Family Interaction Training (FIT) Clinic. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meredith Takahashi

Meredith TakahashiDr. Meredith Takahashi is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with experience working with children and families in a variety of school and clinical settings. Since August 2014, she has worked in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, where she completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship. She received her Doctorate in School Psychology and Master’s in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Takahashi obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Smith College in western Massachusetts, and worked in a treatment program for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and disruptive behavior disorders. Her clinical interests include early childhood assessment and intervention, and the treatment of internalizing disorders within the school setting. Dr. Takahashi is passionate about collaborating with families and school staff to help students grow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristen Towne

Kristen TowneDr. Kristen Towne earned her doctorate in School Psychology from Texas A&M University in December of 1995.  She is a both a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and a Licensed Psychologist.  Dr. Towne was a psychology intern for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD during the 1994-1995 school year.  After such time she was hired on as a staff member where she has served the students, parents, and staff of CFISD.  During that time, Dr. Towne was a member of the Autism team, co-led the Assessment group for intern training, and supervised practicum students, post-doctoral staff members, and numerous psychology interns.  For five years she also was a ROPES facilitator in which she took groups of students out across the district to work on team building activities.  Dr. Towne has worked at all grade levels.  She is passionate about encouraging students to reach their very best by working with them directly and providing consultative support to their parents and staff. 

 

 

 

 

 

James Upright


Dr. James Upright is a postdoctoral fellow at Cypress Fairbanks ISD. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at North Carolina State University and received his Ph.D. in School Psychology at Louisiana State University. He completed his predoctoral internship with Cypress Fairbanks ISD during the 2019-2020 school year. Dr. Upright’s graduate research focused on classroom behavior management strategies and, broadly, implementation science (i.e., strategies to facilitate the adoption and maintenance of evidence-based practices). Additionally, he has experience with cognitive-behavior therapies, social-emotional learning programs, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. He currently works with students and staff at the elementary and high school level.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Wehrly

Sarah WehrlyDr. Wehrly is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who has been working in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD since 2014. She completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship with CFISD. Dr. Wehrly received a Doctorate in School Psychology from Texas A&M University. She received a Master’s degree and Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology from Northeastern University. She completed her specialist school psychology internship with Fort Bend ISD and obtained her NCSP (Nationally Certified School Psychologist) in 2011. Her interests include internalizing disorders and early childhood assessment. She enjoys working with elementary school students. Dr. Wehrly provides supervision to postdoctoral fellows.

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Whipple

Brittany Whipple

Dr. Whipple is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Licensed Psychologist who has been working with the Cypress Fairbanks Psychological Services department since 2015. She completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral work with CFISD after receiving her PhD from the University of Georgia. Dr. Whipple currently works at the secondary level (middle, high school) and has a particular interest in conducting counseling with older students with internalizing difficulties. Within the intern training program, Dr. Whipple serves as a supervisor for the Family Interaction Training clinic (FIT). She has also co-developed and assisted with the implementation of other parent training programs within the department. Outside of work, Dr. Whipple enjoys spending time with her husband and friends and rooting on her beloved Florida Gators.

 

 

 

Emily Wingate

Dr. Wingate completed her doctoral internship within the Cypress-Fairbanks school district over the 2019-20 school year and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her PhD in School Psychology from the University of South Florida with an area of emphasis in school-based mental health services. She has worked with students in grades K-12 and currently provides psychological services to students at the secondary level. Areas of professional interest include developing an ethic of care within the classroom and providing school-based counseling services from an empowering person-centered, strengths-based orientation. Outside of work, Dr. Wingate enjoys going on bike rides and appreciating live music. 
 

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