Mike Booher began his career as a school psychologist for the Greensboro Public Schools in North Carolina. After ten years working with individual students in the schools, he moved into supervisory positions serving first as a Lead School Psychologist and later as the Supervisor of Psychological Services for Guilford County Schools, where he provided leadership in implementing all services delivered by school psychologists district wide. In this position, he developed highly effective school intervention and assistance teams, crisis intervention services, professional development activities for teachers and parents, and ADHD interventions. He also realized the need for, and subsequently coordinated, the Responsible Discipline Program (RDP), a schoolwide discipline and classroom management program based on Foundations and CHAMPs.
For much of his career, Mike has worked with school crisis and suicide intervention teams. As the Supervisor of Psychological Services in Guilford County, he served as a co-trainer for the district's suicide intervention training, and as a co-leader of one of the district's two crisis teams. For eleven years during this time, he also provided suicide intervention training to teams in a variety of school districts in North Carolina.
In addition, Mike has taught at several colleges and universities, lecturing on a variety of topics from Brain-based learning strategies in the classroom to Serving students at risk of school failure. Until recently, he served as a Clinical Instructor for the School Psychological Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mike's extensive knowledge of the psychological needs of students, his supervisory experience, and his comprehensive understanding of SCS programs make him an ideal trainer for us.
He is qualified to present:
As an SCS consultant, Mike works with school teams and selected administrators from school districts across the country on how to implement Safe & Civil Schools programs. He has worked with school teams from California to South Carolina and points in between.
M.Ed. in School Counseling/School Psychology, Wake Forest University