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Mississippi Association for Psychology in the Schools: Officers
Officer: Charcelor (Chase) McCullum



President


Charcelor (Chase) McCullum
President

Dr. McCullum is the Lead School Psychologist in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.

Officer: Vanessa Stennis



President-Elect
Phone:

Vanessa Stennis
President-Elect

Vanessa is a school psychologist in the Gulfport School District.

Officer: Tawny McLeon



Past-President


Tawny McLeon
Past-President

Dr. McLeon is a school psychology professor at Mississippi State University.


Officer: Kali Buchanan



Secretary


Kali Buchanan
Secretary

Kali Buchanan is a school psychologist in the Pontotoc County School District

Officer: Jyl Barefield



Treasurer


Jyl Barefield
Treasurer

Jyl Barefield is from Columbus, MS and has worked as a Psychometrist and a Referral to Placement Coordinator for Lowndes County Schools and Columbus Municipal Schools. Jyl also worked as a consultant for the MS State Department of Education for the continuous monitoring improvement process.

Jyl earned a Master's of Education in Educational Psychology from MS State University. She is a member of MAPS, NASP, and MS Professional Educators.

Officer: Gwen Coleman



Northern Representative


Gwen Coleman
Northern Representative

Gwen Coleman is a School Psychologist at West Clay Elementary. She earned her B.S. in health administration from Governors State University. Mrs. Coleman completed her graduated studies at Mississippi State University in school psychology.

Officer: Alisha Johnson



Central Representative


Alisha Johnson
Central Representative

No description online.

Officer: Trisha Wilson



Southern Representative


Trisha Wilson
Southern Representative

Trisha Wilson is a school psychologist in the Pascagoula School District.

Officer: Rachal Mitchell



Membership Chair


Rachal Mitchell
Membership Chair

Dr. Mitchell is a school psychologist in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District

Officer: Jennifer Griffin, Ph.D., NCSP



Publications/Communications Chair
Phone: 228-435-4600

Jennifer Griffin, Ph.D., NCSP
Publications/Communications Chair

Dr. Jennifer Griffin is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is a practicing school psychologist with Biloxi Public Schools. Dr. Griffin's current role as a school psychologist includes primary responsibility in the school district of consultation for PBIS across the tiers as well as for students in special education. She facilitated the district's procedures for universal screening of behavior and aided in the development of Tier 1 PBIS systems in the individual schools. She created the district's behavioral intervention process and procedures and writes Functional Behavioral Assessments as well as Behavior Intervention Plans.

Outside of Dr. Griffin's contractual duties to the Biloxi Public Schools, she is an RtI and PBIS consultant to other school districts for The Institute for Evidence-based Reform (TIER). She has served as a consultant for the Mississippi Department of Education in the area of RtI and PBIS. She was a co-author for the MS Department of Education RtI Best Practices Handbook and RtI trainings as well as a trainer in the areas of RtI and PBIS across the state. She has also presented on RtI and PBIS at regional and national meetings. Dr. Griffin has published research articles in the areas of PBIS and continues to conduct research in that area as well as behavioral compliance training.

Dr. Griffin received her Ph.D. in school psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi and completed an APA approved internship at the Munroe Meyer Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Griffin began her term as the Mississippi delegate for the National Association of School Psychologists in July 2011.


Officer: Lisa Wester



Ethics Chair


Lisa Wester
Ethics Chair

No description online.

Officer: Stacy Callender



Legislative Chair/SPAN Coordinator


Officer: Tawny McCleon



Constitution and Bylaws Chair


Officer: Kim Zwierzynski
Email:



NASP Delegate


Officer: Sam Givhan



Parliamentarian





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