The Nevada Collaboratory
Cindy Johnston is a School Psychologist for Clark County School District. Before becoming a school psychologist, she was a special education teacher for almost 15 years. Most of her 20 years in education has been in the secondary setting and with adults 18-22. Ms. Johnston has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Academic studies with Special Education certification from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s of Art in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University. Later she studied educational psychology from the University of Utah. She has mentored school psychologist interns and practicum students from BYU and UNLV. She loves working with students and teachers to make sure every student is able to succeed.
Jessica Killingsworth started in CCSD as a fifth grade teacher. After three years of teaching, she earned her Masters in Educational Psychology from UNLV and followed her true passion: counseling. Her first 11 years as a counselor were spent in alternative education, helping students jump their various hurdles and reach their goal of graduation. She recently switched gears and is now at a comprehensive high school in the District. Working with students in both types of school settings has given Jessica an insight and a special appreciation for the role that counselors can play in the function of a school. She has been a member of the High School Leadership Cadre through the Guidance department for 3 years and represents Other Licensed Professionals with CCEA, both to help promote the counselor position and to advocate for and support the movement to comprehensive school counseling programs in our schools. She also has her educational administration endorsement. Aside from being a counselor, Jessica loves being a mommy to her two daughters aged 3 and 5 and spending time with her husband.
Jordan Wenger is a School Psychologist for Clark County School District. Miss Wenger primarily works with students in prekindergarten through fifth grade; however, she does have experience with high school students. The majority of her students are English Learners in low socioeconomic neighbors in the Vegas Valley. She received her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She completed her Specialist in School Psychology Degree at Eastern Illinois University in the Spring of 2016. She has completed research in the area of victimization and the influence of peer and teacher support. As a psychologist in field, she enjoys consulting with teachers regarding student's academic and behavioral progress. However, in the future, she would like to focus on teaching professional development at the district level and mentoring future school psychologists.
Kerry Treichel has a NBCT in Early/Middle Childhood Reading & Language Arts. She holds a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education and is an alumni of Cohort 2B Public Education Foundation’s Teacher Leadership Academy as well as holding a GATE endorsement. Her passion is teaching, whether 5th graders or adults. She believes that teaching mindfulness "practices" to teachers and students is part of the supporting overall health and well being. In addition to being a school teacher, she teaches meditation, yoga, and leads Yoga Teacher Trainings and retreats. Additionally she is a 500 Hour Educator for Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.