The Edmond Sun

May 17, 2013

John Ross psychologist named School Psychologist of the Year

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — John Ross Elementary School Psychologist Nicole Marler has been named the School Psychologist of the Year by the Oklahoma School Psychological Association. She received her award at the OSPA spring conference last month in Tulsa.

“I was shocked and humbled,” Marler said. “It is quite an honor to be nominated by your peers.”

Marler has been at John Ross in Edmond for three years. She served in the same capacity at Cross Timbers Elementary School. John Ross Principa Ruthie Riggs said Marler is an outstanding example of a dedicated professional who works diligently to assist students and families.

“Nicole serves a crucial role in providing tiered support for all students,” Riggs said. “She guides our use of data to help students achieve success in both academics and behavior.”

Marler says she has always enjoyed working with children.

“I’m intrigued with behavior and how to teach children to do the right thing and help those who have different challenges that keep them from succeeding.”

Marler received her master’s degree in school psychology from UCO.