Position: Clinical intervention Specialist at Legacy Academy
What led you to your current position? I was interested in working with younger kids to gain more experience with this age-group as I had previously been working with adolescents and adults.
Fun Fact/Quote? At one time, I had a pet wolf named Hunter.
What does your average day look like? The average day at Legacy Academy can be a lot of pushing in and pulling out, based to the level of support needed by students and staff. There are days where I’m folding origami and playing card games to enhance a students social skills to conducting Risk Assessments and collaborating with a students and their outside providers team to support safety. Although this is the school’s freshman year, there have been various opportunities such as providing school-wide psycho-education to the teens, assessments, individual and family therapy, and art-based interventions.
Why do you do this work? I enjoy the creativity of kiddos and I learn something new from working with each person and their families. Every day is a new day and it can be so different from yesterday, which I appreciate.
What hope do you have for the future of our program? I hope our program expands to provide groups (planning is underway).