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Susan Huyck

Susan Huyck

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Susan's work combines: Education, Writing, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

School Psychologist

I assess students and design programs in order for them to be successful in school, as well as counsel groups and indivi

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Kalamazoo College

  • Graduate Degree

    M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Foundations

    University of Manitoba

  • Doctorate

    School Psychology

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

  • Certification

    Professional Teacher Certificate

    Brandon University

  • Vocational

    Special Education Certificate

    University of Manitoba

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a School Psychologists:

Bachelor's Degree: Psychology

Graduate Degree: M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Foundations

Doctorate: School Psychology

Certification: Professional Teacher Certificate

Vocational: Special Education Certificate

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    1975 Joined VISTA, worked in a rural community in West Virginia, first in corrections and then in education.

  • 2.

    1976 Worked at the Texas School for the Blind as a houseparent for 8 children who where blind.

  • 3.

    1978--1980 Teacher in a classroom of First Nations children at an elementary school at Ebb and Flow Reserve in Canada.

  • 4.

    1980 Started a graduate program in Early Childhood Special Education

  • 5.

    1981-1983 Visited parents and children as a consultant with the Kenora Infant Development Program.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    Teaching won't be challenging for you.

  • How I responded:

    You can make teaching challenging by studying an area more deeply as I did. I focused on working with children who had physical or emotional difficulties which prevented them from being successful in school.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Hearing impaired