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Kim Sherman

Kim Sherman, PhD.

is the Training Director and Chief Psychologist for the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium (LAS*PIC). She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is currently licensed as a psychologist in Louisiana. Dr. Sherman is also the President-elect of the Louisiana School Psychological Association (LSPA) and the 2013 recipient of LSPA’s School Psychologist of the Year award. Dr. Sherman originally hails from Amherst, Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree at Grinnell College and her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She came to Louisiana in 2007 for her internship year with LAS*PIC. She practiced in New Orleans-area schools for nine years before transitioning to a faculty position as a Professor of Practice in Tulane’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Sherman teaches courses in Academic Intervention, Evidenced-Based Intervention, and Educational Psychology. She also has experience supervising graduate practicum students and LAS*PIC interns, providing professional development services in area schools, and working with the autism assessment team in the LA Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) clinic. Her interests focus on school-based academic and behavior interventions.

W. Alan Coulter, PhD.,

is the former Training Director and Chief Psychologist for LAS*PIC and the founder of the internship program. He currently serves as a Senior Contributor for LAS*PIC and will continue to engage with interns during various events and didactic sessions. He is also the former Director of Educational Innovations for the Human Development Center and LAS*PIC, and the former Principal Lead for the TIERS Group. Previously, Alan was the Director of the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM), the Co-Director of the Data Accountability Center, projects funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Dr. Coulter has more than forty-five years of experience in education, served on the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education, and was a member of the National Monitoring Stakeholders Group. Alan has worked directly on accountability efforts in more than 30 states. He was the federal court-appointed Independent Expert in the Jamie S. Settlement Agreement (Wisconsin) and held similar positions in Mattie T. (Mississippi), Emma C. (California), P. J. (Connecticut), and Angel G. (Texas). Dr. Coulter is the recipient of Child Advocacy Award from the National Association of School Psychologists, a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and past director of the school psychology division of the Texas Psychological Association. He is also the President of the Louisiana Psychological Association. Dr. Coulter has provided continuing professional development in more than 45 states and is currently licensed as a psychologist in Louisiana.

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