Shoshanah Mercado, Ed.S
I have been practicing as a school psychologist for a total of 12 years and currently work full time for Flagler County Public schools. Knowing that my career would involve working in public schools, I decided to work as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher while attending graduate school for school psychology. I wanted to have first hand experience within the learning environment before taking on a role of support for teachers and students. It proved to be an invaluable experience for me, as I am better able to grasp the needs of both student and teacher. Prior to that, I spent time working for a non-profit organization focused on violence prevention in inner-city schools. My experiences have afforded me an arsenal of tools to help kids and young adults be successful in school and in life.
Why Shoshanah Mercado?
The experience of learning is intricate and involves many factors. Academic success is very intertwined with emotional well-being, learning style, and environment. That's why I believe in addressing the whole child. Regardless of a student's ability level, success in school can be achieved when one takes the time to discover unique needs and strengths. Unfortunately, I wasn't afforded this support when I was in school and it was a real struggle for me. I am fortunate to have overcome those early experiences and now find great joy in helping today's youth be successful.