Kevin Scully, M.A., ED.S., is the development director for Students Without Limits, a 501c3 nonprofit based in San Diego that supports underserved and immigrant youth through mental health, legal, and continuing education services. Kevin has an M.A. in school psychology and an education specialist degree (ED.S.) and has worked with underserved and minority immigrant youth within San Diego schools for nearly 20 years as a bilingual school psychologist, teacher and education consultant. Given his experience and reputation within the school communities, Kevin serves as an esteemed liaison between SWOL and schools. Kevin uses his knowledge and experience to develop our popular Sensitivity Training Program for educators and Parent Programs. He also uses his expertise to connect students to key resources and provide quality intervention strategies and services to marginalized and struggling youth.
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What is Students Without Limits?How do nonprofits get funding?What piece of advice do you have for people who are interested in starting a nonprofit but aren’t sure where to begin?Why do you love working with kids?What clinical experience did you get with a bachelor’s in psychology? How was your experience working with at-risk kids?Why did you choose school psychology over clinical psychology?Considerations for people weighing school and clinical psychologyWhat is the difference between school psychology and school counseling programs?Why were you drawn to school psychology over school counseling?Why did you decide not to pursue your doctorate (yet)?Loan forgiveness opportunitiesWhat is an education specialist degree?What was the most valuable part of your master’s?Why did you choose to travel right after graduate school, and what perspectives did you gain from doing so?Why did you transition from working in public schools to the nonprofit space?Favorite and least favorite parts about being a school psychologistHow do you welcome criticism?What is one skill, quality, or general factor that has served you no matter where you went?To submit questions for future speakers and to get even more career tips, follow @psych_mic on Instagram and visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox.
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