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Lexington school psychologists receive state honors

Recognized by Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2014) — The Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools honored two employees from Fayette County Public Schools at this fall’s state conference in Louisville.

kapsTracie Carrico of Tates Creek High School was named KAPS’ School Psychologist of the Year and will be Kentucky’s nominee for the national-level award. She also received a Best Practices Award for her counseling services to students with diverse needs.

Katy Peterson of Arlington and Russell Cave elementaries received a state-level Best Practices Award for her work with students with behavioral issues (leadership, consultation and counseling). She also earned this honor for the Central Kentucky region, as recognized by her peers.

Carrico earned bachelor’s, master’s and educational specialist degrees at the University of Kentucky and taught middle-school history before becoming a school psychologist. She has served 10 years at Tates Creek High, her alma mater.

Peterson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Gardner-Webb University and a specialist degree in school psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. She started with FCPS in 2010 at Arlington and added Russell Cave this year.

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