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Katie Carrizales

Katherine Carrizales
Director
EMAIL:   kcarrizales@esu13.org
T:  308-635-3696
SITE: Scottsbluff

Dr. Carrizales is a nationally certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist who is the director of Behavioral/Mental Health at ESU 13 in Scottsbluff, NE. Dr. Carrizales serves as the primary supervisor of the High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium Intern at Educational Services Unit #13, she provides group supervision and didactic seminars, and is a member of the High Plains PIC Training Committee. She has worked in the field of school psychology for over 10 years and she is currently pursuing her BCBA as well as specialization in autism spectrum disorders and play therapy. She received her PhD from the University of Northern Colorado in school psychology in 2015. She is a Circle of Security trainer/educator, Certified Child Parent Psych- therapist, Registered Play Therapist, and certified in Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. She was recently elected as President Elect for the Nebraska Psychological Association.

Dana Tewahade

Dana Tewahade

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
EMAIL:  dtewahade@esu13.org
T:  308-432-0707 x129
SITE:   Chadron Public School

PROGRAM: Project AWARE

Dana began her position as a school-based mental health practitioner for ESU#13 in 2018.  Dana enjoyed serving adults, adolescent and children in private practice.  In addition to providing mental health therapy, she taught anger management, communication and conflict-resolution skills in classrooms.  Dana also has an extensive background working in direct services and administrative services for non-profit service agencies assisting individuals and families who were internally displaced, refugee/asylum-seeking or experiencing homelessness.  When Dana isn't at work, she loves following her children activities in performing arts and athletics. 

Terri Haynes

Terri Haynes
Project Manager

EMAIL:  thaynes@esu13.org
T:  308-432-0707 x130
SITE:  Chadron Public Schools

PROGRAM:  Project AWARE

Terri joined ESU 13 in 2019.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fort Hays State University and Master of Arts in Career Vocational Guidance from Chadron State College.  Additionally, she is a certified flight instructor.  She has served as a school board member for 20 years and was awarded School Board Member of the Year for the state of Nebraska in 2016.  Terri is an active volunteer in her community.  She is excited to connect the schools, community partners, and panhandle neighbors on mental health projects in her role at ESU 13.

Nicole League
Nicole League
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Certified Professional Counselor
EMAIL:  nleague@esu13.org
T:  308-254-4677
SITE:  Sidney

 

PROGRAM:  Title IV Grant and Intensive Out Patient Program

Nicole joined the Behavioral and Mental Health Department at ESU 13 in 2019. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Adams States University in Alamosa, Colorado and a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Wyoming.  She has worked in schools across Wyoming and Colorado for the last 13 plus years and currently lives in Colorado.  Nikki enjoys visiting her son who is currently serving in the United States Army and hiking with her husband, Mike and Labrador, Fletcher.

Shanna Rosentrater

Shanna Rosentrater

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
EMAIL:  srosentrater@esu13.org 

T:  308-635-3696 C: 308-760-9776 
SITES:  Alliance, Bayard, Hay Springs, and Hemingford

PROGRAM: Title IV Grant and Intensive Out Patient Program

Shanna joined ESU 13 in 2019.  Shanna has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UNL and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Chadron State College.  Shanna is a native of rural Nebraska, and is committed to providing services to our children and families.

Jerry Becking

Jerry Becking

Program Supervisor
EMAIL:  jbecking@esu13.org

T: 308-633-3712 C: 308-641-0447
SITE:  Scottsbluff

PROGRAM: Ecological In-Home Family Treatment (EIHFT)

Jerry joined ESU 13 in 2019.  He holds a Master Degrees in School Counseling and  School Administration.  He served as a high school counselor for sixteen years and seven years as a high school principal.  Prior to joining this program he served ESU 13 as the Human Resources Manager.

Rebecca Cornish

Rebecca Cornish

Family Consultant

EMAIL: rcornish@esu13.org
T:  308-633-3712 C: 308-641-0448
SITE:  Scottsbluff

PROGRAM: Ecological In-Home Family Treatment (EIHFT)

Rebecca joined ESU 13 in 2019.

Kimberly Loomis
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner & Certified Professional Counselor
EMAIL: kloomis@esu13.org
T: 308-365-3696
SITE: Kimball

PROGRAM: Title IV Grant and Intensive Out Patient Program

Kim is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner who joined ESU 13 in 2019.  Kim received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Chadron State College.  Kim brings with her a vast array of knowledge from her experiences in working with victims of domestic, dating and sexual violence, those impacted by substance abuse, incarceration, broken homes and learning, mental and physical disabilities.  Kim serves as a current board member of Cirrus House Inc. which focuses on providing quality of life and independence for people living with mental health challenges.

Amber Andrews
Administrative Assistant - Behavior Health/Day Treatment School

EMAIL: aandrews@esu13.org
T: 308-365-3696
SITE: Scottsbluff

PROGRAM: Psychological and Behavioral Services & Day Treatment School

Amber joined the team at ESU in August 2020.  For the past 3 years, Amber has worked with other school districts and with their student services departments.  This position allowed her to grow in her love for education, helping students and teachers, as well as become more familiar with services provided to our students.  She has a Business Technology/Accounting Degree from WNCC. 

Amber is a native of western Nebraska.  She enjoys traveling with her family & watching her sons compete in various sports.  She is looking forward to being a part of the new Day Treatment School and working with the fantastic team at ESU!

Jared Mackrill
Educational Therapeutic Coach - Day Treatment School

EMAIL: jmackrill@esu13.org
T: 308-365-3696
SITE: Scottsbluff

PROGRAM: Panhandle Beginnings Therapeutic Day School

Jared Mackrill and his family have deep roots in the community. Jared is the Educational Therapeutic Coach for Panhandle Beginnings Day Treatment School. He cares about providing student support, regarding their emotional learning and implementation of therapeutic programming in behavioral health.  Jared has worked in education for 8 years, which has helped shape his care and understanding for students. He is currently working on his Master’s in Special Education to further his desire to teach and better our community.

Joseph Foland
Behavior Tech - Day Treatment School

EMAIL: jfoland@esu13.org
T: 308-365-3696
SITE: Scottsbluff

PROGRAM: Panhandle Beginnings Therapeutic Day School

Before coming to ESU 13, Joseph worked at Minatare Elementary School as a Special Ed Paraprofessional and as  basketball and track coach! Although my title was Special Ed I did a little bit of everything.  Joseph has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming in  Agriculture business.  I’ve been married for 8 years to my wife (Jessica) who is a teacher and loves her job! I have a 5 year old daughter (McKinlee) who is an amazing little girl! My hobbies include anything outdoors mainly golfing, hunting and spending time with my family!

Kristen Skavdahl
Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

EMAIL: kskavdahl@esu13.org
T: 308-365-3696
SITE: Minetare, Crawford

PROGRAM: Title IV Grant and Intensive Out Patient Program

Kristen joined the Behavior and Mental Health Department at ESU 13 in 2020. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Montana State University-Billings, and Master of Social Work from the University of New England. She has worked in community mental health and private practice in Wyoming and Nebraska. When she is not working, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family on their cattle ranch, traveling, and showing Arabian horses.

Kyle Rice
Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
EMAIL: krice@esu13.org
T: 308-365-3696
SITE: Scottsbluff
PROGRAM: Panhandle Beginnings Therapeutic Day School

Kyle has been working in school counseling, marriage and family therapy and life coaching for the last twelve years. Kyle’s passion is creating opportunities for people to grow and engage with a deeper, more fulfilling expression of life. Kyle’s unique specialty is integrating outdoor adventure sports with the therapeutic process. Kyle completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Kyle has had the opportunity to utilize his skills in seven different countries including Morocco, Spain, Australia and Scotland. 

In his down time, Kyle looks for any opportunity to be out of cell service. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, hunting, woodworking, dancing with his wife Jess, cooking/BBQing, traveling, water sports and learning new hobbies. In December of 2019, Kyle and Jess were blessed with their daughter Eliyanah. She has been a doorway of joy, adventure and new life perspective. Kyle is the founder of Inspired Epics and Co-Founder of Blue Sheep Media (a boutique publishing company dedicated to providing a voice for unique artists from around the world).

Nicole Kelley
Lead Teacher - Day Treatment School

EMAIL: nkelley@esu13.org
T: 308-365-3696
SITE: Scottsbluff

PROGRAM: Panhandle Beginnings Therapeutic Day School

Nicole Kelley has taught for ten years in Wyoming, Arizona, and now Nebraska. Nicole’s teaching focus includes working with students requiring special assistance due to poverty, trauma, and/or psychological needs. She has specialized training in Montessori and Boys Town Psychoeducational Model. She has a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Education from the University of Wyoming. Her MA concentration was Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Leadership. She also completed the Principal Certification program from the University of Wyoming. During her free time, Nicole enjoys reading, writing, running, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Ellen Fiscus

Ellen Fiscus
School Psychologist
EMAIL: efiscus@esu13.org
T: 308-254-4677
SITE: Sidney

Ellen is a school psychologist, who has been based out of the ESU13 Sidney site and has served areas schools since 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and she earned her Masters and Educational Specialist degrees from Ball State University. She has worked in schools in Indiana and Nebraska, and she is a native of western Nebraska. Her professional interests include early childhood, social emotional learning, and behavior support systems. Ellen enjoys spending time with family, camping, and boating.

Nicole Lanning

Nicole Lanning
School Psychologist

EMAIL: nlanning@esu13.org
T: 308-635-3696

Nicole (Nikki) began working as a School Psychologist at ESU 13 in 2014. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from South Dakota State University and her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of South Dakota. Nikki is a certified instructor in Nonviolent Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institution and offers trainings to member districts. In her free time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband, son and puppy. She also loves to travel and be outdoors.

Leah Reed

Leah Reed
School Psychologist
EMAIL: lreed@esu13.org
T: 308-430-6495

Debbie Mills
School Psychologist
EMAIL: dmills@esu13.org
T: 308-430-6495

Jennifer Lopez
School Psychologist
EMAIL: jlopez@esu13.org
T: 308-631-1114

Jennifer joined ESU 13 as a school psychology intern in 2014.  She then worked as a school psychologist with ESU serving the northern region of the Nebraska panhandle from 2015-2019. After 1 year of maternity leave for the 2019-2020 school year, she returned to ESU in the fall of 2020.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and her Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Northern Colorado.  When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Rob and her 3 children, Lucas, Brynlee and Myla.  She also enjoys golfing, cooking, and Green Bay Packer football.