Dr. Jennifer Willis joined Cushing’s Academic Support Department in 2017. She worked previously at The White Mountain School, where she served as Dean of Faculty and Director of the Learning Center. Dr. Willis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Davidson College in North Carolina, a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology from La Salle University, and a Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to serving students with diagnosed learning disabilities and executive functioning deficits, Dr. Willis also specializes in partnering with students who are working to manage their academic anxiety more effectively. She has presented at a variety of professional conferences on the subject of anxiety, wellbeing, and promoting student support at the high school level. She has attended professional trainings including, “Healing the anxious mind: techniques that work” presented by Jed Applerouth, Ph.D.; “Strategies for managing anxiety in the school setting” presented by Lynn Lyons, LICSW; and “ADHD and Stress” presented by Barbara White, Ph.D.
In her work at Cushing, Dr. Willis also serves as an Assistant Coach for the Varsity Field Hockey team and Head Coach for JV Girls’ Basketball. She was a Division I college athlete at Davidson College and has coached field hockey at the high school, club, and college level. She has also served as a coach and selector for USA Field Hockey’s Futures Program. She resides on campus with her wife, Sarah Catlin, and their young son, Will.
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