Natasha has worked in the field of education for 17 years. She earned her Bachelor’s in Science in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton and completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While employed as a school counselor, she continued her academic pursuits by achieving her Administrative Endorsement through Arkansas State University.
Her experience spans not only in education, but in residential treatment for youth as well. She has been employed with two residential treatment facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has worked at all levels of education from elementary school to the college level. She has been an elementary, middle school, high school and alternative education school counselor. She was hired as a Specialty Counselor at one of the five most “at-risk” middle schools in Clark County School District. She was also an instructor for the Graduate Program in School Counseling for the University of Phoenix and has taught graduate-level courses in Group Counseling, Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Diversity Issues in Counseling.
The struggling student and family would be described as Natasha’s area of specialty within the school system. She has initiated a Suicide Prevention Program and Protocol in Iron County School District. She has also been trained in The Why Try Program for Youth, Love and Logic Parenting and Love and Logic in Schools.
Natasha has a strong dedication and love for working with struggling youth. This can be observed by relationships and connections she has developed with students and families. She believes that a well-balanced system of consistency, academic support, structure and healthy guidance can lead to success for all students.