Mireya Cervantes has earned an Outstanding School Psychologist Award from the California Association of School Psychologists.
Cervantes won the Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist award for Region V, or South and East Los Angeles County, one of the largest regions. She accepted the award during a recent CASP convention at the Westin Hotel Long Beach.
“It was an honor and very special to me to receive this award in the city where I’ve worked since I was a school psychologist intern,” said Cervantes, who has served for 19 years as a psychologist in the Long Beach Unified School District, including the past four years at Jordan High School.
Cervantes was instrumental in creating the Jordan Wellness Center, a place on campus to support, guide and provide counseling services to students. Services also include parent education and access to community resources.
“I’ve had the privilege and unique opportunity at Jordan to provide direct social-emotional support for students,” Cervantes said. “This recognition is one that I share with the students, who truly define strength, and teach me lessons on a daily basis. I’m proud to work at Jordan, and I’m fortunate to work with a supportive school staff and community that recognizes the need for overall social emotional wellness and health.”