To promote the improvement of students’ well-being as well as their cognitive, emotional, physical and social development in school, at home and within their community through the use of sound psychoeducational principles.
I have always had a deep passion for working with students with different educational needs and working through the process of identifying and addressing those needs. For this reason, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Social Work was an easy decision when I began college. Inspired by my migration from Jamaica to the United States, I discovered that psychology and education are inseparable, which is why I became fascinated with School Psychology. I am a state certified School Psychologist who has the great privilege of assisting students in reaching their fullest potential socially, behaviorally, emotionally, and academically at school, home, and within their communities for the past eight years. As a School Psychologist, I believe one of my main function is to help students unlock the possibilities that lie within themselves.
Martha Carranza, M.Ed.
I am Martha A. Carranza; I grew up in LaBelle and was born in Mexico. I am a fluent speaker, reader, and writer in both Spanish and English. I attended and graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and two Master’s degrees, one in Special Education and another in Curriculum and Instruction in Educational Technology. After teaching for seven years, I took a position as a staffing specialist and decided to further my education. I started a specialist degree in school psychology, and I am currently interning at Hendry County District Schools as a school psychologist! I am married and have two wonderful children; I like to travel and spend time with my family!