Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Welcome to BHS Mrs. McKay - New Staff Profile

BHS School Psychologist - Elizabeth McKay

Can you tell us a little about your background?
I grew up in Scituate, MA. I went to the University of New Hampshire for my undergraduate degree in Psychology. After I graduated, I moved to Chile for 2.5 years. I learned Spanish and taught English to students of all ages. I moved back to Massachusetts 3.5 years ago to begin a graduate degree in School Psychology. While I was attending school, I taught Spanish at St. Francis of Assisi School in Braintree, MA. 
Why did you become a school psychologist? 
I became a school psychologist for many reasons. I really enjoyed my psychology background from my undergraduate degree and knew I wanted to use it in my future career. I also enjoyed the school environment and working with students. As a school psychologist, I am able to work with students on many different topics. I enjoy supporting students, families, and staff as we create a supportive learning environment at BHS. 
What appealed to you about Burlington High School?
I really like high school students because they are at a point in their lives when their decisions can really affect their future. Burlington High School creates an environment that gives students responsibilities that encourage healthy decision making. Being a part of the support systems BHS provides for its students is a privilege. The vision of BHS and the environment created by the staff and faculty are what makes this school unique. 
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
Growing up, I played soccer every chance that I was able. I cannot remember a time when I was not on the field playing. I played on club teams and town teams. I played at the high school level and at the collegiate level. I was a member of the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team. Go Wildcats and Red Devils!

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1 comment:

  1. í Bienvenuda!!! íEstamos muy contentos que tú estés aquí! Esta escuela es estupenda. Tengo suerte de enseñar aquí.