Karen Walsh, M.A. Certified School Psychologist, has worked for Special School District for 23 years as a practicing school psychologist in Early Childhood and K-12 schools and as an Effective Practice Specialist in school psychology. She is a past president of the Missouri Association of School Psychologists (2008-2011) and has been published in both the Missouri association’s newsletter and the National Association of School Psychologists’ publication, Communique. Karen’s role at SSD has also included grant writing, with over 1.5 million dollars in awards for the district and its partners. Prior to working for SSD, she worked with families and children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders at Judevine Center for Autism (now TouchPoint) and Childhaven (now Edgewood Children’s Center). She has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at University of Missouri – St. Louis, Webster University, and Maryville University, teaching Child Psychology, Educational Psychology and Adolescent Psychology.