Future School Psychologists of Pennsylvania


Mission Statement – To create opportunities for connection and collaboration across the state of Pennsylvania and uplift diverse voices in the field of school psychology by providing members with related mentoring and outreach opportunities

How to Get Involved

Are you a graduate student, practitioner, or faculty member in Pennsylvania interested in helping support and grow our initiative? Fill out our interest form.

If you are a current undergraduate student interested in more information...
Email us at...pa.futureschoolpsychs@gmail.com

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Meet Our Leadership Team

 Hi, my name is Theresa and I’m a current 2nd year PhD student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Originally from Wisconsin, I moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school and have loved exploring the Lehigh Valley and the Northeast over the past couple of years! At my first NASP Convention in February, 2022, I was awestruck by the passion of those engaging with the NASP Exposure Project. During their symposium presentation that year, I learned about the Future School Psychologists of Ohio, and wanted to see if something similar could be successful here in PA. Through this initiative, it is my hope that we can bring together a statewide group of passionate individuals to recruit, support, and retain a more diverse body of future school psychologists. Schools, students and our country broadly are substantially more diverse than our current body of practicing school psychologists; only our intentional efforts can change that.Theresa Schinkowitch (she/her), Co-Founder
 Eliza Koren (she/her), Co-Founder Hello! My name is Eliza, and I’m a doctoral student in school psychology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Originally from Florida, I spent some time in New Jersey before settling in Pennsylvania as an undergraduate. I can confidently say Pennsylvania is now home, which is why I was so excited to partner with Theresa on this initiative. I see school psychology as a social justice pursuit, and locally facilitating a more robust and more diverse school psychologist pool is just one way I believe I can help work toward equity in education. 
 Hi, I’m Jordyn, a second-year Ed.S. student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I completed my B.S. degree in 2020 at Colorado State University in Psychology, with a minor in Criminology. I am starting my internship at Pittsburgh Public Schools in August 2023! I learned about FSPPA during the ASPP 2023 conference and decided to join because I am deeply committed to promoting equity and inclusivity in the field of school psychology. Through FSPPA, I hope to contribute to this work by collaborating with like-minded individuals to foster a meaningful change in the field of school psychology! Jordyn Alturaifi (she/her) 
My name is Felicia, and I currently attend Eastern University in Saint David’s, PA (just outside of Philadelphia). I completed my undergraduate degree in 2008 and have been working in the field of special education since then. I completed my practicum and internship through Interboro School District in Delaware County, PA. In May, I will be starting a full-time position as an Early Intervention School Psychologist for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. I’m excited to be a part of the Future School Psychologist of PA and hope to work towards the mission to diversify the field and make others aware of what we do.Felicia Foleno (she/her)