Rachelle Hays, MA

Shelly has over twelve years of experience working in public school and mental health settings as a school psychologist and therapist. She has provided psychoeducational evaluations for children at all grade levels and worked with teams to plan educational interventions. She has also worked closely with young people experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. She has a master’s degree in education and an educational specialist degree in school psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?

I have always been interested in learning about different ways that people learn. I believe that each person has their own special way of understanding the world and bringing a unique perspective to learning. I enjoy working with children because I can learn at least as much from them as they can learn from me. I like working individually to help them discover their strengths, resiliency, and potential to grow.

Share a couple of personal details about yourself aside from your work that would be nice for families to know.

Outside of her work, Shelly enjoys spending time with her family and their Old English sheepdog. She enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, playing music, and volunteering in her community.

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