Community Spotlights

CCASP is committed to honoring our colleagues and lifting local professionals. 

Fall 2022 Educator Spotlight

Becki Norton, School Psychologist

This season, CCASP is happy to feature veteran school psychologist and founding CCASP member, Becki Norton! Becki has been in education for 35 years!

Becki describes herself as a fifth-generation Californian who is from a family of educators. She described that her travel exchange program in high school gave her the travel bug. Becki became interested in different cultures and languages. She graduated from UCSB, continued traveling, and became bilingual. Becki loves adventuring with her dogs and husband, playing the ukulele, painting rocks, dancing, and studying metaphysical concepts. She is also on the board of HopeNet, a local suicide prevention, and advocacy group.

Becki's favorite part of her work is working 1:1 and building relationships with students. She has worked with learners from the ages of preschool to age 22. She loves watching their positive growth.

Becki’s advice for a new educator? “Pace yourself and take plenty of time for self-care. Trust that you do make a real and positive difference in the lives of children and families in our state.”

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Meritorious Awards

Their peers nominated the following individuals for their outstanding service to our profession. Please join us in celebrating our honorees from the 2021-2022 year.

Interested in nominating a colleague? Join our mailing list! Nominations are accepted in the spring.

Miriam Burlakovsky, Ed.S., NCSP, BCBA

School Psychologist

Miriam was nominated as a dedicated professional who always does what is best for students. She is described as a well-respected team player who works well with all staff. 

Danny Feinberg

School Psychologist

Danny is described as a wonderful asset to the community, passionate, calm, and with great interpersonal skills. 

Scholarship Awards

 Please join us in celebrating exceptional School Psychologist student honorees from the 2021-2022 year.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Join our mailing list! Applications are accepted in spring.

Nancy Morales

School Psychologist

Nancy is a proud mother of two beautiful girls. Her 7-year-old keeps her busy with soccer activities, and her 1-year-old has her running around all day. Nancy enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her husband and daughters.

Nancy graduated from National University as a School Psychologist. Currently, she works at the school district she attended during elementary and junior high school years. Nancy has had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students and families.

She has supported students in the autism program, mild-moderate programs, moderate-severe programs, and students with emotional disturbance.