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Millcreek Elementary psychologist Leachman receives Best Practice Award

Mackenzie Leachman, the school psychologist at The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary, has received a Best Practice Award from the Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative.

This regional honor was presented Oct. 7 during the KAPS fall conference in Louisville.

Mackenzie Leachman (Photo Provided)

Mackenzie Leachman (Photo Provided)

The Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools (KAPS) said Leachman was selected because of her ability to balance a large testing load as she works with high-functioning students within the autism spectrum.

She also uses multi-tiered interventions with students with behavioral needs and serves on the county’s mental health task force.

Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.

“This quote (from educator Rita F. Pierson) inspires me to look closely for opportunities where our students can connect, grow, and move forward toward success in life, relationships, and careers,” Leachman said.

A native of Owensboro, Leachman has been with Fayette County Public Schools for 15 years, including 14 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

She graduated from Transylvania University and earned her doctorate from the University of Kentucky.

Leachman is an advocate for mental health preventive services, intervention, and education. In addition to practicing in the schools, she has a small assessment practice and has assisted with teaching graduate school courses.

From Fayette Public Schools Communications

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