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LBUSD Psychologists Win Statewide Honors

Three school psychologists from the Long Beach Unified School District accepted state honors at a recent convention for the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP). Brandon Gamble was named Outstanding School Psychologist in the state and has been nominated for National Outstanding School Psychologist through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Gamble was honored for providing high quality services to the students of Cabrillo High School and to the city of Long Beach. Tom Sopp won the Outstanding School Psychologist Award for South and East Los Angeles County. A school psychologist from LBUSD has won this award for the past four years. Sopp was recognized for his work with students at Bancroft Middle School, and for supporting the Connections Adolescent Day Treatment Program. Enrique Saldana earned the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates responsiveness to the diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the student population. A student at Loyola Marymount University, Saldana is completing his fieldwork at Cabrillo and at Whittier Elementary School.