SPeaker INformation

SPeaker INformation

Emma Peterson

Grow Your Own School Psychologist, Grand Forks Public Schools

Emma Peterson graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services with a minor in Psychology. She is currently furthering her career in School Psychology. She received her Masters of Science in School Psychology at Minnesota State University Moorhead and is currently working on her Specialist degree to become a fully-licensed School Psychologist. While continuing her education she has worked for the Grand Forks Public Schools. She is also a part of a grant called “Infuse Mental Health” through Minnesota State University Moorhead where she is able to provide direct mental health and counseling supports for students. 

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower” -Alexander Den Heijer 

Kecia Peters

School Psychologist, Grand Forks Public Schools

Kecia Peters holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of North Dakota and Masters and Specialist degrees in School Psychology from Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and was employed as a school psychologist in Grand Forks ND, from 2004-2023. She has also been an Associate Conductor and Managing Director of the Grand Cities Children’s Choir throughout her time in Grand Forks.  

Kecia is currently employed as a Field Experience Site Supervisor and Liaison with MSUM’s Infuse Mental Health Grant.  She serves on the North Dakota Association of School Psychologists Executive Board as North Dakota’s delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists.

Session INformation

Session INformation

Live Session: March 16th at 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM CDT & 11:30 - 12:30 PM CDT

This session will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and effective executive functioning interventions that can be used in the educational setting. This presentation is adapted from a Masters project titled, “The Effectiveness of the Unstuck and On Target Curriculum on Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. This project explored the effects of the Unstuck & On Target Curriculum on a 6th-grade student with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder diagnosis. This presentation provides a vast array of information and interventions directly aligned to the work we do with our students in both general education and special education.