•  Ann Martin Center
    Ann Martin Center
    Spring e-Newsletter
    June 2016

    Teacher Collaborations at Franklin Elementary

    By Genevieve "Dr. G" Moscovitz, Team Lead Clinician at Franklin Elementary School
    Ann Martin Team at Franklin

          This year, (as pictured from left to right) Dr. Kristine Karaca, Dr. Meilin Mehri, Dr. Genevieve Moscovitz, team lead, Dr. Leah Eisbart, and trainee Brian Kuennemeier, MA provided intensive mental health services to over 50 students at Franklin.

          It's been a great year at Franklin Elementary School! We welcomed a new principal, Dr. Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, and the support of the Ann Martin Center school-based mental health team has been very strong. Principal Ingrid's leadership brings fresh enthusiasm and vision to Franklin. She has said many times that she values the vital role of Ann Martin Center clinicians at the school, and is grateful for all the powerful collaborations.
          One of the many poignant successes this year has been with teacher collaborations. Teachers are very receptive to working together and grateful for our help, but the change doesn't only happen in the therapy room. Dr. Karaca reflects on how she has been able to work with teachers to enhance their psychological understanding of their students, and how this can improve the overall experience in the classroom. 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Willow, shared,

          "The Ann Martin team has made our students lives so much better. The children feel supported and so much happier, with a new found sense of self. I see the difference in the classroom. I don't think I could have done my job this well without Ann Martin here."

          The Ann Martin Center school-based clinical team at Franklin is proud to be an integral part of Principal Ingrid's vision for positive and trauma informed approaches to education and behavior. We look forward to another great year, Go Tigers!
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