Dr. Gail Cheramie
Dr. Gail Cheramie is the director of the nationally approved School Psychology program at UHCL. In this capacity she is responsible for curriculum oversight and development, ensuring that the UHCL program continues to meet national training standards. Dr. Cheramie is a licensed psychologist, licensed specialist in school psychology, and a nationally certified school psychologist. Her area of specialization is assessment for students exhibiting developmental, academic, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. Dr. Cheramie teaches assessment courses at UHCL and is the instructor/supervisor for the school psychology practicum conducted in the UHCL Psychological Services clinic. In this latter capacity, she oversees and participates in the assessments of students referred to the clinic for comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Cheramie consults with public school districts throughout the state of Texas on matters pertaining to special education, including assessment, eligibility, and IEP development. She participates on multidisciplinary evaluation teams in conducting assessments in public schools for certain cases. She also serves as a consultant to the Region 4 ESC on the multidisciplinary evaluation of autism spectrum disorders and is involved in a three-year project training school-based teams on conducting such evaluations. Dr. Cheramie is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences, and conducts training workshops throughout Texas on “best practices” assessment.
Dr. Agnieszka M. Dynda
Dr. Agnieszka M. Dynda completed her doctoral degree (Psy.D.) at St. John's University School Psychology Program with the Bilingual Extension. She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and American Psychological Association. She holds a diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychologists, NASP's National Certification in School Psychology, and New York State License in Psychology. Her research interests include cognitive assessment and nondiscriminatory assessment of culturally-linguistically diverse children. She has co-authored several articles and chapters regarding CHC theory, Cross-Battery Assessment, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment, nondiscriminatory assessment, and response to intervention. She currently works as a school psychologist in a district on Long Island, New York and is Adjunct Associate Professor at St. John's University teaching courses in cognitive and personality assessment and supervising graduate students in psychoeducational assessment practicum.
Dr. Marshall Andrew Glenn
Dr. Marshall Andrew Glenn is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. He began his career in 1976 at the Oklahoma State Department of Education and he has served four major school districts in Oklahoma. In addition, he was employed as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) in Frisco, Texas. During his career he provided consultation services to over 15 underserved rural school districts in Oklahoma. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Applied Behavioral Studies at Oklahoma City University where he teaches psychoeducational assessment. Dr. Glenn had benefit of using the first edition of the Woodcock Johnson and has witnessed the implementation of the latest advances in cognitive theory in subsequent editions. Dr. Glenn is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma earning his Master’s Degree in 1975 and Ph.D. in 1995. For ranking in the top ten percent of the Graduate College at OU in 1992, he was invited to become a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Dr. Glenn completed post-doctoral studies in school neuropsychology and earned a Diplomate in School-Neuropsychology from the American Board of School-Neuropsychology. He is an Examiner for the American Board of School Neuropsychology. Dr. Glenn has served on several committees in Oklahoma School Psychological Association (OSPA) and was President of OSPA in 2007. The Oklahoma School Psychological Association recognized his service with the “School Psychologist of the Year Award” in 1997. He also served as Oklahoma Delegate for the NASP. He was instrumental in helping bring about passage of Senate Bill 1207 which recognized school psychologists holding the NCSP to receive a $5,000.00 bonus. For his efforts, OSPA awarded him a lifetime membership.
Dr. Marlene Sotelo-Dynega
Dr. Marlene Sotelo-Dynega, Psy.D., ABSNP, NCSP has worked with children with special needs in many capacities for nearly 20 years. Although she currently works as an Associate Professor for the School Psychology Program at St. John's University, she is also credentialed as a Bilingual (Spanish/English) School Psychologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, and Licensed Psychologist in the State of New York. Since beginning her tenure at St. John's University, Dr. Sotelo-Dynega has become interested in the neuropsychological assessment of specific learning disabilities, especially as they relate to weaknesses in orthographic processing. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Sotelo-Dynega also provides highly comprehensive assessment services to children, teens and young adults. Her professional experiences, combined with her research have enabled her to help many parents and school personnel better understand why children are struggling academically and how to help them.
Barbara J. Wendling
Barbara J. Wendling, MA, has years of clinical experience as an educator and diagnostician in public school settings in both general and special education. Additionally, she has taught university courses, worked in educational and test publishing, and is currently an educational consultant.