Ellen Carpenter is a graduate student pursuing her EdS in School Psychology. She earned a BA in Psychology from GVSU, where she worked on executive boards (Alternative Breaks and Psi Chi), assisted with faculty research, and was an instructional aid for Psychology 101. She has worked at a camp for kids with disabilities, served as an Americorps VISTA in Madison schools, and was a teacher with Peace Corps Indonesia and at international schools. Her research interests include social-emotional learning and parent involvement. She is currently working on a WCER traineeship, collecting data on school problem solving teams in Wisconsin.