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Full Spectrum Staff Members

 

Mr. Mejeun, Program Director for the Full Spectrum Learning Program (FSL), began working with FSL in 2015 as a Graduate Assistant, Researcher, and Tutor Coordinator. He has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System in special education, inclusion and BSP classrooms. He also has extensive experience working with young adults on the Spectrum here at Austin Peay State University where he promotes independent learning among participants in the FSL program. His dedication to helping other students succeed in the classroom was nationally recognized in 2017 when he received a Certified Learning Center Professional - Level 2 Certification through the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) making him the only one to achieve this level in Graduate School. He also received his Certified Autism Specialist Certification through the International Board of Credential and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) in 2020 and his Advanced Autism Specialist Certification in 2022 making him the first Higher Education professional in TN with this certification at that time. He believes that students on the Autism Spectrum can meet their independence, social and academic needs when provided the right resources while also gaining the tools and skills necessary to transition into the workforce. From one-on-one meetings to classes specifically designed for student success; Mr. Mejeun serves as a resource for providing program participants with key strategies necessary to thrive during their college careers. Originally from Haiti, he moved to the United States where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s at APSU with a concentration in Education. He plans on pursuing a Doctorate in Education.

Abby Goldblatt came to Austin Peay in September of 2019 after serving as the ADA/VA Coordinator at Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, MS. She was hired to be the first Professional Academic Advisor and Student Success Professional with the College of Arts & Letters.  In the past, she has served as the first Retention Specialist at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi and as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a Minor in Education from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. Abegayle will be responsible for overseeing the supervision of our Mentors, Teaching Assistants, and Interns as they develop their professional experience by assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Full Spectrum Learning Program.

 

FSL Coordinator

goldblatta@apsu.edu

Fullspectrumlearning@apsu.edu

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Alayna Edwards, Learning Specialist Coordinator, was a former student of FSL and former Graduate Teaching Assistant of the program. She was born in Montgomery, AL and grew up in Nashville, TN. She graduated with her Bachelor's in Elementary Education K-5 and her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Technology. She graduated with both of these degrees from Austin Peay State University. Before she graduated with her Bachelor's, she was a Tutor with the Learning Resource Center for History, Geology, Education Math, and Linguistics for two years. She was the Supervisory Tutor and a CRLA Master 3 tutor. Alayna has a vast experience working with students of all ages, as well as students with special needs. She has been working in a school since she was a freshman in high school. She has a unique perspective on working with students with Autism, due to the fact that she was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum herself.  She accredits graduating college to the FSL program because they assisted and supported her in dealing with her difficult days and helped her achieve her goals in order to focus her attention and succeed. 

 
Coordinator: Learning Specialist 
Emma Anderson, student Intern, is currently in the Master of Social Work program at Austin Peay. She aspires to help others in the local community of Clarksville TN.  She was born in New Jersey. She is a retired service member with over 20 years in the United States Army. She is very involved with the campus and dedicated to her family. She has two kids in high school. She is scheduled to graduate with her masters in spring 2024. Emma has vast experience working with young adults from all backgrounds while in the service and found her love of teaching while being a Drill Sergeant . Her time as leader in the Army helped her teach others resiliency skills, time and case management, social skills, communication, empathy, collaboration and the ability to adapt to the changing environment. Last semester she worked in the CMCSS school setting as an AVID Tutor, a schoolwide college and career readiness system. AVID is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. Has a unique perspective on working with students with Autism, due to the fact that her brother was diagnosed at a young age. She accredits her success to the Master Resiliency Trainer where she is certified Level 2. Her last 4 years in the military was dedicated to teaching these skills. Emma enjoys her off time to watch her kids play sports, ride her bike, yoga, peloton and travel.
 
MSW Student Intern
Kimberly Smith, intern, is a 2nd year MSW student. She loves working with children and is very excited to get out of her comfort zone by working with college students. Before coming to FSL, she worked in CMCSS schools as an Educational Assistant working with a diverse group of students, mainly those with special needs. Kimberly has worked specifically with children with ASD for the majority of her college career, and aspires to be a school social worker after graduating with her Masters in May 2023. In her off time, Kimberly loves to read and work in her coloring books! 
 
MSW Student Intern

 

 

 

Kathryn Maynard: Peer mentor/coach

Fullspectrumlearning@apsu.edu