Sharon's Bio:In addition to her work at Cunningham Psychological Services, Sharon is also a member of the Bright Start Study team at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She has worked for more than ten years in education and psychology in a variety of capacities - as tutor, counselor, applied behavioral therapist, and researcher - in a range of school, educational and clinical settings. Sharon is a nationally certified school psychologist who has previously interned in the Seattle Public School District, and served as a research assistant for the non-profit educational organization Rainier Scholars. She holds educational specialist and doctorate degrees in school and educational psychology from the University of Washington, and earned her bachelor’s degree in the cognitive sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Sharon’s research experience encompasses a wide range of interests, including Tier-2 social-emotional interventions within schools, effective supports for written expression instruction for middle school students, increasing literacy skills among preschool children with autism, and the acquisition of classifiers in Mandarin-Chinese language learners. Her dissertation explored the role of implicit bias in the over representation of African American males in discipline within the American public school system.