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Christina Ann Roberts


Saint Mary’s College California - Graduated May 2012 with Honors
M.A. Counseling - School Psychology with specialization in Pupil Personnel Services (PPS)
• Master’s Thesis: Influence of Foster Care on Academics

University Santa Barbara - Graduated March 2006
B.A. Major Psychology with a minor in Education and Applied Psychology
• Member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and active philanthropist for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

  • • Lab Assistant for research and development in psychology

•              Behavior Internvention Case Management (BICM) Certified
•              CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trained
•              CBEST Test (California Basic Educational Skills Test)
•              Designed and implemented (in progress)
•              Certified PediatricPlus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants, and Adults
•              Certified American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue
•              NASP Member

Brentwood Union School District (BUSD)
Ron Nunn Elementary School (K-5th Grade)/Edna Hill Middle School (6-8) - Brentwood, CA
School Psychologist, July 2012-Present
• Identifying and serving the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of elementary and middle school students in general education and special education and in both the public and non-public school settings

  • • Specializing in Service Specific Classrooms (SSC) for students with Emotional Disturbance (ED)
  • • On the Intervention Committee responsible for the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) and related programs
  • • Building trusting relationships with parents and students through effective communication and consistent follow-through
  • • Collaborating with teachers to create and implement effective behavior management interventions for students with various needs – including both Behavior Support Plans (BSP) and Functional Analysis Assessments (FAA)
  • • Designing, promoting, and implementing new social skills programs for behavioral and social/emotional Response to Intervention (RtI)

Lafayette School District (LAFSD)
Springhill Elementary School (K-5th Grade)/Early Intervention Preschool (Pre-K) - Lafayette, CA

Intern School Psychologist, August 2011-June 2012
• Completed multi-disciplinary initial and triennial assessments to determine special education eligibility
• Certified as a Behavior Intervention Case Manager (B.I.C.M)
• Actively participated as an integral team member in SST, and IEP meetings
• Collaborated with teachers to implement effective behavior management techniques for students
• Implemented Response to Intervention and progress monitoring with at-risk students
• Effectively counseled students with a wide range of needs to support social and emotional functioning
• Attended additional educational seminars on promoting positive peer relationships, attention and executive functioning, and the implementation of evidenced based practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder


San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD)
Los Cerros Middle School/Stone Valley Middle School (6th-8thGrades)
- Danville, CA

Practicum Intern (School Psychology), February 2010-June 2011
• Provided individual and group counseling services and other mental health interventions
• Participated in assessment and identification processes
• Actively participated in SST, and IEP meetings
• Consulted with site supervisor on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties
• Applied strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment and/or academic difficulty
• Interfaced with administrators, school psychologists, counselors, teachers, aides, parents, and other educational stakeholders

San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD)

Kids’ Country: Sycamore Valley Elementary School – Danville, CA
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher, August 2009-May 2011
• Developed, coordinated, and executed a written curriculum plan
• Introduced new Dance program into Kids’ Country to enhance team building and promote creativity
• Actively collaborated with parents in an ongoing and positive manner to support each child’s development  
• Promoted and facilitated positive and harmonious communication amongst staff
• Proactively implemented conflict management and problem solving strategies with children

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT                                                                                
Campus/Community Involvement
o        Actively participated in charity events with Delta Delta Delta’s philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Hospital & Mercy Housing who partners with Equity Residential
o        Member of Delta Delta Delta sorority
o        Worked with charities supporting educational programs for inner city youth in Oakland
o        Lab assistant for research and development in psychology
o        Performed independent archival research for development of the psychological self