School psychology student earns top state honor
A UWL graduate student in school psychology has earned a top state honor.
Adalyn “Addy” Green, a second year graduate student in the university’s school psychology program, won the Elizabeth Lindley Woods Scholarship Award. The competitive citation is presented by the Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) to the top student among the UW System school psychology programs.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s appointment of Elizabeth Lindley Woods in 1917 marked the beginning of the profession of school psychology in Wisconsin. As Wisconsin public education’s first psychologist, Woods was dedicated to identifying children with exceptional needs, collaborating with educators to plan educational programs, and ensuring teacher-training programs adequately prepared teachers for working with all children.
Green exemplified these skills by demonstrating academic excellence in her graduate studies, completing practicum hours in Onalaska and Westby schools where she worked with teachers and students to ensure appropriate educational programming. She also presented her capstone research at the recent National Association of School Psychologists annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia, last month.
The UWL School Psychology program, in existence since 1969, is innovative and traditional. The program includes early entrance to school settings, a collaborative atmosphere, and training grounded in a practitioner-scientist model.