Leila Azarbad (M.Ed. ’02, Ph.D. ’06 Clin & School Psych) continues to love her job as an associate professor of psychology at North Central College, a private, liberal arts college located 30 miles outside of Chicago, Illinois. She teaches a variety of courses in clinical and health psychology and continues to focus on research pertaining to disordered eating and obesity. Outside of work, Leila and her husband keep busy toting their two boys, ages 8 and 5, to a variety of sports and activities. www.northcentralcollege.edu/profile/lazarbad
Class Notes Submitted in June, 2016
Mary Alice Fisher (M.A. ’78, Ph.D. ’82 Clin Psych) now has four great-grandchildren, which gives her the chance to play with little ones again! “Professionally, the last few years have been very busy. The Center for Ethical Practice is in its 13th year and is still thriving, providing ethics workshops and ethics consultation. I also maintain a small private clinical practice in Charlottesville. I thank Professor Jason Downer and the Curry program for nominating me in 2015 for the Curry School of Education Foundation’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Human Services Practitioner Award. It was an honor to be the first-ever recipient.
“This year, the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association has honored me with its award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education, which I will receive at the APA Convention in Denver in August. There, I will also be presenting a CE workshop called “Keeping Secrets: The Complicated Ethics of ‘Conditional’ Confidentiality,” which is based on my second book, which was published by APA this year: Confidentiality Limits in Psychotherapy: Ethics Checklists for Mental Health Professionals.”
Jeremy Anderson (M.Ed. ’13 Kines) has been hired by Vanderbilt head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew as the team’s strength and conditioning coach, according to a June 10 announcement. Anderson joins the Commodores after spending the previous two seasons as the men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach at the University of New Mexico.
“Jeremy comes highly recommended and will be a great asset to our program,” said Drew. “He is extremely knowledgeable and has a passion to get players better.”
Sarah Kennelley (M.T. ’10 Sci Ed) is entering her seventh year of teaching high school biology and AP biology at EL Haynes PCS in Washington, DC. She was also accepted into the Stanford University Hollyhock Fellowship Program as part of the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching.
Ree Messer (M.Ed. ’92 Reading) “Following a horrendous car accident in March 1994, necessitating a cervical fusion, I was unable to continue teaching the K-1 “at-risk” class; hence my career as a Reading Specialist began…. With the blessings of a wonderful principal, I served many roles: (1) Classroom Teacher (or preferably co-teacher) in the Language Arts; (2) pull-out Resource teacher for small “at risk” groups; (3) pull-out Resource teacher for total-grade “gifted” groups; (4) Teacher & Parent Resource providing group & individual instruction, as well as appropriate materials and/or contacts; (5) monthly display Resource (in conjunction with the school Librarian) providing key quotations taken from authors & illustrators using visual examples of their works; (6) school representative developing new county-wide Language Arts Curriculum; (7) Chair of Child Study Committee; (8) member of Grant Committee; and (9) Chair for Resource teachers. (more…)