Meet the SANDCASP Board!!
President: Adrienne Garcia
Adrienne Garcia is a 5th year school psychologist with the Santee School District. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts in School Psychology from Alliant International University. Some of her professional interests include behavior intervention, crisis prevention and response, and mental health education and outreach. She has been involved with SANDCASP since 2011.
Adrienne lives with her husband and a pet turtle named Fred. As a San Diego native, she enjoys spending time at the beach and frequenting Balboa Park. She is also a Beatles fanatic and definitely knows her way around ANY kitchen.
Past- President: Kristin Singh
Kristin Singh was born and raised in Hawaii and remains an island girl at heart. She moved to California after high school to attend the University of California, Irvine where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior. She later earned her Master of Arts in Psychology from Humboldt State University, with an emphasis in School Psychology.
Kristin worked as a school psychologist in San Diego County for 13 years before embarking on a new career challenge as the Associate Director of Special Education for High Tech High Charter Schools. Kristin is also a Licensed Educational Psychologist and maintains a small part-time practice.
Kristin lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs in San Diego, CA. While away from work, Kristin enjoys dancing at live music concerts, watching her husband perform stand-up comedy, exploring San Diego with her daughter, and spending quality time at home with the whole family.
President Elect: Cheyenne Sanford
Cheyenne is originally from Florida, where she resided until high school, then moved to Texas. She landed herself in San Diego after enlisting in the U.S. Navy where she served for 4 ½ years. Once in San Diego, she just could not leave! Cheyenne earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, working as an office manager and bookkeeper for 5 years. After shift in career paths, she received her Master of Science degree in School Psychology from National University. Cheyenne is in her sixth year as a School Psychologist and works in the Cajon Valley Union School District. Her professional interests are Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses, social-emotional functioning, and inclusion.
Cheyenne lives with her husband, 14-year old daughter, and two dogs. In her spare time, Cheyenne enjoys being active, reading, and listening to live music. This is Cheyenne’s fourth year serving on the SANDCASP board.
Secretary: Kathy Pawlukiewicz
Kathy Pawlukiewicz is in her 8th year as a school psychologist within the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Psychology from San Diego State University. She then received her Master of Science in School Psychology from National University. Her professional interests are Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as helping to build Response to Intervention (RtI) structures at her school sites. Kathy serves on the Leadership Team, a staff lead group designed to create a continuous collaborative culture that strengthens supports, and values all staff to undeniably ensure that each and every student learns.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, traveling, and listening to music.
Treasurer: Kristie Calton
Kristie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Riverside and her Master’s degree in School Psychology from National University. She is a veteran school psychologist with 20 years of experience in San Diego Unified, the 2nd largest district in California, which has allowed many opportunities. Kristie has had extensive training in Trauma Informed Care practices and is very passionate about teaching those who work with these fragile students. Most recently she worked at the district office level supporting foster, homeless and military students, which included collaborating closely with San Diego Center for Children’s Residential Treatment Facility.
Outside of work, Kristie enjoys growing and making succulent arrangements in her greenhouse, riding her quad in the desert, and enjoying the Colorado River from her vacation home in Arizona. Kristie’s dream for retirement is to build a tree house in the mountains of North Carolina.
Board Member-at-Large: Dorothy Guinter
Dorothy Guinter is currently working as a School Psychologist with the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD). This is her eleventh year with SDUHSD! Dorothy is part of an advisory group with SDUHSD that covers student wellness, social-emotional learning, and parent-school connectedness. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in School Psychology from National University. Dorothy has worked with children for over 20 years in a variety of different settings. Her professional interests include Dyslexia, Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is Dorothy’s first year serving on the SANDCASP Board.
Dorothy was born in Poland and migrated with her family to the United States in 1986. She lives with her husband, son Journey (age 7) and daughter Brighton (age 4). She enjoys attending live music events, the outdoors, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Board Member-at-Large: Heather Lutz
Heather is a native San Diegan having attended public schools in SDUSD from kindergarten through high school (in fact Heather’s children are third generation Point Loma High School graduates). Heather attended San Diego State University where she concentrated on her passion of film receiving her Bachelor’s in Telecommunication and Film. After college, Heather moved to Washington DC where she worked at ABC News. It was at this time she realized that it was not the news she enjoyed but the stories of the challenges people faced and overcame that resonated with her. Heather moved back home to San Diego and worked in social services for nine years during which time she earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at National University. Heather also attained her Marriage and Family Therapist license, worked in private practice and became a divorce mediator during which time she found working with children was her heart’s desire. Heather has been a School Psychologist for the past 18 years. Her professional interests are in the areas of school-based mental health services, trauma informed practices and student advocacy.
Heather has been married for 32 years, has two grown children, and loves the community in which she lives. For fun, she likes to read, go to the movies, dance, travel and hang out with her family and friends.
Board Member-at-Large: Janet Coover
Janet is in her 29th year with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. Her first 20 years in the district was spent as a school counselor at both the elementary and middle school level. She then moved into a school psychologist position and began working with the Behavior Focused Special Day Classes. Janet currently works full time at Fletcher Hills Elementary School with the Behavior Class, as well as doing assessments for the whole school! She loves her job even though it can be overwhelming and she strongly believes in advocating for her profession. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and spending time with her family.
Board Member-at-Large: JoAnne Krumpe
JoAnne is a Licensed Educational Psychologist, providing private assessment and coaching services for clients of all ages. She believes that seeking help is the first and most important step to making the life changes you hope for. JoAnne offers counseling services, educational recommendations, trauma therapy, and much more! JoAnne published her dissertation on the treatment of Dyslexia in a rural Nevada Clinic. She sees clients and families as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Marriage Family Therapist in Nevada. She has served in schools with all ages, including early childhood programs, for over 25 years.
Board Member-at-Large: Linda Breslin
Linda Breslin is a fourth year school psychologist with the Chula Vista Elementary School District. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved with her family to New Jersey as a teenager. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. Linda completed her graduate education at the College of William and Mary, Virginia. She graduated with Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in School Psychology. After she concluded her internship in Prince George's County, Maryland, in 2015, Linda moved to San Diego where she began her career as a school psychologist.
Board Member-at-Large: Monica Sherer
Monica was born and raised in rural Idaho. She received her Bachelor’s from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. Following a year off, she moved to Colorado to start graduate school. She received her Educational Specialist degree in Child Family School Psychology with a specialization in Early Childhood from the University of Denver. Monica has been a school psychologist for ten years, including working for San Diego Unified School District for the past four years.
Board Member-at-Large: Robin Pollock
Robin Pollock was born in California where she received her Bachelor of Arts at UC Riverside and Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts at UC Irvine. She moved to a small town in South Texas, earned a teaching credential in Special Education, and then taught 7th and 8th grade resource classes for 5 years. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi and was a Special Education Counselor. She later earned a Master of Science in School Psychology from Texas A&M, Commerce and continued working as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology until she moved back to California in 2013. She is currently a School Psychologist for Julian Charter School.
Board Member-at-Large: Shauna Gilbert
Shauna Gilbert was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Syracuse University before attending the University of Massachusetts-Boston where she earned her Masters in Education and Education Specialist degree with focus in School Psychology. Shauna moved to San Diego, California, approximately 8 years ago for her internship in School Psychology and has loved living here ever since! She graduated from Alliant International University - San Diego in May 2017 with her Doctorate in Educational Psychology. Shauna’s doctoral project was focused on the development of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) handbook for schools to help guide them on the implementation of MTSS within their schools. Shauna currently works for the Encinitas Union School District and is in her seventh year as a school psychologist. She was previously an adjunct professor at Alliant International University - San Diego and also worked as a camp counselor during the summers for Camp I CAN (Camp Including Children with Autism Now).
Shauna lives with her husband and three dogs named Persephone, Renegade Muffin and Kiwi. She enjoys every moment she gets to spend with her little family, especially during movie nights at home. Shauna and her husband look forward to one day having a large home with all sorts of rescue dogs roaming around the property.
Student Representative, Azusa Pacific: Andrea Lacuesta
Andrea Lacuesta is a third year graduate student at Azusa Pacific University, completing her internship this school year at Carlsbad Unified School District. She is also currently earning her Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) certificate. Andrea graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ashford University and majored in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Andrea has two boys, a 6th grader and a 2nd grader, and a 5 month old puppy they rescued on Kobe day (8/24) and, therefore, is named Mamba. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Andrea is a southern California native and loves to spend time outdoors and with her family.
Student Representative, Alliant Int'l University: Ann Mellon
Ann Mellon is a graduate of San Diego State University where she received degrees in both psychology and anthropology. She is now a school psychology graduate student at Alliant International University. She has been working in the San Diego Unified School District at Sandburg Elementary since 2013, teaching a character-building film production class with a focus on positive life skills. Ann’s professional interests include crisis intervention and prevention, especially within at-risk student populations. Her personal passions gravitate to the creative and visual arts. She appreciates good humor, positive attitudes and making memories with family and friends.
Student Representative, Alliant Int'l University: Janae Fulcher
Janae is a native San Diegan and current graduate student at Alliant International University. She has experience working within Moderate-SEvere Special Day Classrooms and Low Incidence Classrooms. Janae loves working with children who have special needs and is excited about the knowledge she has gained so far. She looks forward to graduating in Spring 2020 and growing within the school psychology profession. In her spare time, Janae loves relaxing with family/friends and playing sports.
Student Representative, National University: Massiel Miliano
Massiel is a New York City native who recently moved to San Diego. In New York, she attended Ithaca College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. After graduating, she worked as an Education Manager for a middle school in New York City where she discovered her passion for school psychology. Upon moving to San Diego, she enrolled at National University and is now in her second year of the school psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. Massiel is currently a behavioral therapist for a nationally recognized ABA agency and just started her practicum program this Fall. She aspires to become a School Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the completion of her program.
In her free time, Massiel enjoys exploring California, listening to Dominican music, going wine tasting, trying new restaurants, and relaxing at home with her boyfriend and precious kitty in downtown San Diego.
Student Representative, San Diego State University: Jennifer Dowlan
Jennifer is a 3rd year graduate student at San Diego State University. She currently has a Master's Degree in Science in Counseling. She will graduate with an Ed.S. in School Psychology and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential in May 2020. Jennifer's professional interests include behavior/mental health supports and suicide prevention. On a more personal level, she is a self-proclaimed cat lady who loves doing yoga and cooking new recipes.