Dr. Barrett earned her doctorate from the APA- and NASP-accredited School Psychology program at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012. Dr. Barrett is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan State University in 2019, she was a practitioner with Ingham Intermediate School District from 2015-2019 and a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Utah State University from 2012-2015. She received an Early Career Research Award (ECRA) from the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP) in 2016 and was named an Early Career Scholar from SSSP in 2019. She will serve as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation from 2020-2022, has served on the editorial board of Psychology in the Schools since 2016, and is a guest editor on a special issue of School Psychology Review entitled, “Return on Investment for Academic and Behavioral Intervention.”
In addition to her passion for school psychology, Dr. Barrett enjoys spending time with her husband and two children: Sharif (4) and Khalila (2), running, yoga, pilates, hiking, stand-up comedy, cooking, and traveling.