About Our Staff

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Howard Beazel Parenting Evaluation; Risk Assessment; Sexual Abuse Awareness; Children Services Consultant
Angela Carter

Tri-Valley Local School District; Dropout Prevention; Truancy; Relational Aggression; Mind/Body Awareness, Self-regulation and Resiliency

Mike Fain (Director) Preschool; Little Feats Preschool Autism Program; Behavior Management for Low Incidence Populations; Ready, Set, Connect Elementary Autism Program
Karla Frye Maysville Local School District; Parenting; Healthy Relationships; School Psychology Intern Supervisor; Positive Psychology and Positive Youth Development
Patrick Hurley Franklin Local School District; Adolescent Mental Health Issues
Beth Johnston Preschool; Little Feats Preschool Autism Program; Behavior Management for Low Incidence Populations; Ready, Set, Connect Elementary Autism Program 
Amy Love School Psychology Intern; Parent Education; ADHD; Behavior Management; Impact of Trauma on Children and Families
Hannah Prokop East Muskingum Local School District; Autism; Interventions; Counseling; Student Success
Tracey Lynne Smith New Lexington School District; ETR Compliance and Selective Reviews; Learning Disabilities; ADHD, Sexual Abuse/Anti-Human Trafficking Prevention
Alicia Weston Coshocton City School District; Grief/Bereavement; Suicide Prevention; Crisis Response
Jordyn Williams West Muskingum Local School District and Nashport Elementary; Projective Drawing Interpretation; Bullying; Mental Health and Emotional Needs; Individual Counseling
Bryan Wilson Morgan Local School District; Mental Health and Behavior; Learning Disabilities; Autism; Individual and Group Counseling
Kim Tatman Administrative Assistant
Karen Patterson Applied Verbal Behavior(AVB) Specialist – Little Feats Autism Program
Kim Bailey Behavior Technician - Little Feats Autism Program
Kathryn Browning Behavior Technician - Little Feats Autism Program
Chantae Dearth Behavior Technician - Little Feats Autism Program
Erica Dunkle Behavior Technician - Little Feats Autism Program
Misty Eveland Behavior Technician - Little Feats Autism Program
Denise Labaki Behavior Technician – Little Feats Autism Program
Kristy Meddings Behavior Technician – Little Feats Autism Program
Tammy Miller Behavior Technician – Little Feats Autism Program
Karen Danison Behavior Technician – Ready, Set, Connect Elementary Autism Program
Darci Dusenbery Behavior Technician – Ready, Set, Connect Elementary Autism Program
Amy Lane Behavior Technician – Ready, Set, Connect Elementary Autism Program
Stacia McCutcheon Behavior Technician – Ready, Set, Connect Elementary Autism Program
Marcia Rhodes Behavior Technician – Ready, Set, Connect Elementary Autism Program
Adam McElhaney Behavior Consultant

 


Howard Beazel

I obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1976, and master of science in clinical psychology in 1981 from Ohio University. I earned a doctor of psychology degree from Wright State University in 1987. Having been licensed as a psychologist in Ohio since 1988, I have worked in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment center for adolescents, an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital, a developmental center and a prison. I also currently consult with a forensic diagnostic center and occasionally teach undergraduate psychology classes.

I have been employed at Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center since April of 2001. My primary responsibilities include performing psychological evaluations for Muskingum County Children Services and the Muskingum County Juvenile Court.

In addition to more traditional clinical and forensic work, my professional interests include risk assessment of violence and health psychology.

Email: howard.beazel@mvesc.org


H. Michael Fain

I earned my undergraduate studies in psychology at Capital University. I worked for a year as a probation officer with felony juvenile offenders and then returned to graduate school at The Ohio State University where I received my master's degree in school psychology. I completed an internship in Muskingum County in 1993. I then returned to graduate school to obtain my doctorate. I have worked as a school psychologist at MVESC since 1995.

As the school psychological services director, I provide direct supervision for a team of eight psychologists and 15 behavior technicians. Along with my supervisory role, I provide comprehensive psychological services to preschool-age children with suspected disabilities in the areas of cognition, social/emotional/behavioral and autism spectrum disorders. I also support the Behavior Consultation program at MVESC, where I work with a specially trained teacher to provide a rapid response for problematic behaviors in special education classrooms.

My area of specialization is in the field of autism. Presently, I am co-supervising preschool and school-aged programs for students who have been diagnosed along the spectrum of autism disorders. These programs implement specifically designed instruction for diagnosed students in preschool through second grade. I also co-facilitate summer experiences for these students. Summer programming focuses on maintaining routine and structure while providing thematic activities to prepare for the new school year.

Email: mike.fain@mvesc.org


Karla Frye

I earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Ohio University, a master of arts in school psychology from The Ohio State University and completed my psychology internship at the Muskingum Valley ESC. I began my career in school psychology at Zanesville City Schools and was employed there for five years.

I have been employed at the Muskingum Valley ESC since 1997, serving the Maysville Local School District. My professional interests are issues of adolescence, including body image, eating disorders, self injury, healthy relationships and dating violence awareness. I am also interested in strength-based prevention programs for children and adolescents and other areas that focus on positive development and outcomes, such as research on happiness, mindfulness and exercise. 

Email: karla.frye@mvesc.org


Angela Carter

I attended Heidelberg University for my undergraduate studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I went on to the State University of New York in Plattsburg, New York, to complete my graduate studies in the field of school psychology. I lived and worked as a school psychologist in Syracuse, New York, and then returned to Ohio In 1998 to work as a school psychologist at the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center. I have worked in preschool settings and K-12 public schools.

I currently am working in the Tri-Valley Local School District and serve Frazeysburg, Adamsville and Dresden Elementaries; Tri-Valley Middle School; and Tri-Valley High School. My professional interests include dropout prevention, truancy and relational aggression. I also am interested in promoting activities to help develop mind/body awareness, self-regulation and resiliency.

Email: angela.carter@mvesc.org


Patrick Hurley

I earned my bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Dayton and taught cognitively delayed students for three years while earning my master's degree in school psychology from Wright State University. Four years later, I earned a clinical psychologist license from the State Board of Psychology. I have worked as a school psychologist in four counties throughout the years, resulting in 34 years of school experience. 

I served as a clinical psychologist with Thompkins Child and Adolescent Services for more than 25 years (10 of which were full-time) and worked at Genesis Healthcare System's Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Center as a psychologist for four years. 

My current assignment involves working with the Franklin Local School District. Professionally, I specialize in adolescent mental health issues.

Email: patrick.hurley@mvesc.org


Beth Johnston

I attended Muskingum College for my undergraduate studies in psychology and sociology before completing my master of education degree in school psychology at the University of Cincinnati.

My area of specialization is in the field of autism. Presently, I am co-supervising preschool and school-aged programs for students who have been diagnosed along the spectrum of autism disorders. These programs implement specifically designed instruction for diagnosed students in preschool through second grade Our programs include a summer experience for students, which focuses on maintaining routine and structure.

I also work with Muskingum County local school districts to provide comprehensive psychological services to preschool-age children with suspected disabilities in the areas of cognition, social/emotional/behavioral and autism spectrum disorders.

Email: beth.johnston@mvesc.org

 

Hannah Prokop

I graduated from Miami University in 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a minor in family studies and social work with a focus on child studies. I continued my education at California University of Pennsylvania where I earned my master's and education specialist degrees in school psychology. After completing a one-year internship in Cumberland, Maryland, in the Allegany County Public School District, I relocated to East Central Ohio.

My current assignment involves working primarily in the East Muskingum Local School District. My professional interests include topics related to autism, interventions, counseling and student success. I am a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, the Ohio School Psychologists Association and the East Central Ohio School Psychologists Association.

Email: hannah.prokop@mvesc.org


Tracey Lynne Smith

I am the administrative school psychologist proudly serving the New Lexington School District in Perry County. I am a southeast Ohio native, graduating from Ohio University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Kent State in 1997 and 1999 with a Master of Education and Education Specialist degree, respectively. 

After graduation, I mostly have worked within rural school areas in the southeastern Ohio region. My professional interests include learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, divorce, self-esteem development, self-injury and domestic violence. Additionally, my humanitarian interests include active involvement in topics related to sexual abuse and anti-human trafficking.

 

Email: tracey.smith@mvesc.org

 

 
 
 
 

 


Alicia Weston 

I graduated from The University of Akron in 2010 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in child development. I went on to attend Kent State University where I earned my master's and educational specialist degrees in school psychology. After completing a one-year internship with the Akron Public School District, MVESC employed me as the school psychologist for the Coshocton City School District. 

My professional interests include topics related to grief/bereavement, suicide prevention and crisis response. I currently am a member of the Ohio School Psychologists Association and the East Central Ohio School Psychologists Association.

Email: alicia.weston@mvesc.org


Jordyn Williams 

I completed my undergraduate coursework in psychology at Westminster College before continuing my education at Youngstown State University. I earned a master of education in intervention services and then my education specialist degree in school psychology. I completed a one-year internship at Trumbull County Educational Service Center before relocating to Muskingum County.

I currently am serving the West Muskingum Local School District, as well as Nashport Elementary in the Tri-Valley Local School District. My professional interests include topics related to projective drawing interpretation, bullying, mental health and emotional needs, and individual counseling.

Email: jordyn.williams@mvesc.org


Bryan Wilson 

I attended West Virginia Wesleyan College for my undergraduate studies, graduating with a bachelor of arts in psychology in 2010. I received a master of arts in elementary education and my Ed.S. in school psychology from Marshall University in 2013. I completed my graduate internship with Upshur County Schools in Buckhannon, West Virginia, and worked full-time as as school psychologist with Fayette County Schools in Fayetteville, West Virginia. I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and have previously served as a regional representative and the Government and Personal Relations Chair with the West Virginia School Psychologists Association (WVSPA). I've worked closely with the West Virginia legislature on trying to pass measures related to mental health and to bring more school psychologist jobs to West Virginia. 

I currently serve Morgan Local School District as their school psychologist. My professional interests include mental health and behavior, learning disabilities, autism, and individual and group counseling. My main passion is to advocate for children and do what I can to help them succeed in and out of the classroom.

Email: bryan.wilson@mvesc.org


Amy Love 

I completed my undergraduate coursework at Ohio University before continuing my education at The Ohio State University, where I earned a Master of Arts in Education. I will receive my Educational Specialist degree in school psychology after completing my internship at MVESC in 2018.

My professional interests include parent education, ADHD, behavior management, and the impact of trauma, including poverty, on children and their families.

Email: amy.love@mvesc.org