UCO Professor Named State's School Psychologist of the Year

Scott Singleton, Psy.D., an associate psychology professor and graduate trainer for future school psychologists, at the University of Central Oklahoma, was named School Psychologist of the Year for 2016-17 by the Oklahoma School Psychologist Association (OSPA). “Dr. Singleton is a natural-born teacher who makes every student feel valued and brings out the best in each student,” said OSPA executive board member Erika Olinger, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at UCO. From left, OSPA president James Reynolds, Singleton and Olinger stand together during the awards ceremony.

Jan. 11, 2017

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UCO PROFESSOR NAMED STATE’S SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE YEAR

Scott Singleton, Psy.D., an associate psychology professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, recently was named School Psychologist of the Year for 2016-17 by the Oklahoma School Psychologist Association (OSPA). He now is eligible for the national honor that will be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Convention in February in San Antonio.

The recognition is well deserved as Singleton has played a key role in improving UCO’s School Psychology program, said James Machell, Ph.D., dean of UCO’s College of Education and Professional Studies.

“In the field of school psychology, Dr. Singleton has played many roles ranging from consultation to assessment to intervention. He serves in all these roles exceptionally well, and his training and expertise are beneficial to the state, the community and UCO,” Machell said.

Singleton, a 1993 graduate of Bethany High School in Bethany, Oklahoma, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a doctorate from California Southern University. He joined UCO in 2011 and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Doctoral Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is the clinical director of the Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy, an Oklahoma City-based school for children with autism that serves as a UCO model and demonstration site, providing supervised field experiences for students in the Board Certified Behavior Analysis program.

To learn more about UCO’s College of Education and Professional Studies, visit www.uco.edu/ceps.

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Cutline:  Scott Singleton, Psy.D., an associate psychology professor and graduate trainer for future school psychologists, at the University of Central Oklahoma, was named School Psychologist of the Year for 2016-17 by the Oklahoma School Psychologist Association (OSPA). “Dr. Singleton is a natural-born teacher who makes every student feel valued and brings out the best in each student,” said OSPA executive board member Erika Olinger, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at UCO. From left, OSPA president James Reynolds, Singleton and Olinger stand together during the awards ceremony.