April 18, 2008
Jeanne Anne Carriere, a school psychologist for the Long Beach Unified School District, has earned a regional award from the California Association of School Psychologists.
Carriere received the Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award at the organization’s recent annual convention.
"I was excited and honored," said Carriere, a former teacher who still finds tremendous satisfaction working directly with students.
"When you're able to work as a team to help a student become academically and socially successful, that's extremely rewarding," said Carriere, who works at Poly High School and Burbank Elementary School.
The award recognizes contributions school psychologists make to schools, students and the profession. Carriere, who also teaches psychology and counseling at Chapman University, won the award for the greater Los Angeles region.
Carriere is known for expanding her role as school psychologist well beyond testing students and making recommendations for special education services, volunteering her time beyond the school day to make certain that students are well served.
The state association, with 3,000 members, is the largest such association in the nation.