Psychologists

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Psychologists 2018-01-16T15:16:34+00:00
Joan Casey
Joan CaseySchool Psychologist
I have always been a teacher: first as a special education teacher, then as a Literacy Specialist and now as a School Psychologist. I attended UMF, earning a dual degree in Elementary Education/Special Education; earned a M.Ed. at UMO and a specialist level M.S. at USM. I have taught DownEast, in Central Maine and in the Western Foothills, having been in education for over 37 years.

Reading is one of my passions and those individual students who have a more challenging time learning to read are my professional passion. Language is one of the major ways the human race interacts with each other; either in explicit language (speaking and listening) or implicit language (reading and writing). My professional work in regards to helping those with reading challenges succeed is immensely satisfying to me. If one can read reasonably well, a plethora of opportunities are not out of reach for that individual. I promote parents and school working as a team in the interest of each child/student. If we roll up our sleeves and work hard together, we can move towards success with each and every student.

I live in Sumner with my husband, three dogs and two cats. We have three grown children, one son-in-law and one brand-new beautiful grandson.

Jessica Swan
Jessica SwanSchool Psychologist
Jessica Swan works as a School Psychologist in RSU10. She has been in the district for 10 years and has 20 years of experience in the education field. She previously worked in as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) providing mental health services to children of various ages, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds and their families. Mrs. Swan also taught and worked as a school counselor for eight years at several international schools. Her research and practice interests include evidence-based behavioral, academic, and emotional interventions for children; preventative and responsive programs for social emotional learning, behavioral success, and academic achievement; and efficient and effective services for English Learners. She hopes to work with multidisciplinary teams to offer integrated, solution focused assessments and to provide effective and efficient interventions that improve the lives of children. Mrs. Swan has a Master’s in Counseling and a Doctorate in School Psychology.
Danielle Williams
Danielle WilliamsSchool Psychologist
I am a Bangor native who came to RSU 10 for my pre-doctoral school psychology internship, but never left! My family and I developed a fondness for this area and have decided to make it home. I left Maine briefly when I was young to earn a Bachelor of Music in music education with a concentration in music therapy at Anna Maria College in Paxton (near Worcester) Massachusetts. When I came home to Maine, I had difficulty finding a job teaching, so I explored working with children in other capacities. I spent several years providing direct service to children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and social, emotional, and behavioral differences. I also spent many years working as a community case manager, helping families of children with disabilities to access the supports they needed. After realizing how much I missed working in schools, I chose to further my education. I earned a Master of Science in Educational Psychology, then a Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. I am a behaviorally-oriented practitioner with a specialty in preventative strategies, including strength-based academic and behavioral support and intervention, including multi-tiered systems of support (such as RTI and PBIS). I have expertise in the assessment of the more common challenges faced by students, including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, intellectual disability, learning disorders, and trauma. I have the Certified School Psychologist – Doctoral endorsement from the Maine Department of Education, I am licensed as a psychologist by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and carry the Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.