Ann Shargo Lhospital« Employee directory
- Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2011
- M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2007
- BA, University of Arizona-Tucson, 2005
I am trained as a Clinical and School psychologist, having worked with a broad range of clinical and nonclinical populations in school, clinic, and hospital settings. My research, clinical, and teaching experiences have stimulated my interest in teacher consultation. For instance, how can consultation promote teachers’ skills and wellbeing so they can facilitate changes with their students? How can consultants engage with teachers to promote positive, even transformative, relationships with struggling students? How can research be translated to practices that support teachers facing multiple demands and stressors? My previous research in teacher stress has informed my clinical/research focus.
As a researcher and teacher consultant on the LOOK project, I am helping develop and implement new consultation model, which aims to enhance teachers’ capacities to observe, understand, and address challenging behavior in Head Start classrooms. Given my background in psychological assessment, I am particularly interested in integrating valid assessment tools that are meaningful to teachers in the context of their classroom. I am also excited to bring intervention resources to teachers that they can use, promoting greater self-efficacy and independence. In this and future consultation work, I essentially seek to help teachers help students in their daily classroom interactions. This process, when better understood and targeted, can have widespread, lasting benefits for students as well as teachers.