Specialist in School Psychology, 1999
Dr. Kristin Johnson-Gros can still remember the pacing. Back and forth, she walked from one wall to another trying to retain the information she would need to know for her upcoming Theories of Learning and Statistics exams. Today, she values being challenged in both the undergraduate psychology and specialist in psychology programs at Nicholls.
“The school psychology program prepared me to be a great school psychologist by integrating theory into practice and also prepared me to be highly competitive with graduates of other nationally known institutions,” Gros says.
Gros currently works as an assistant professor for the school psychology program at Mississippi State University. She also serves as a consultant to the university’s Department of Education on new federal regulations and crisis response and preparedness.
As a Nicholls student, Gros worked as a behavior interventionist for an elementary school and then interned in Lafourche Parish School District. She earned her doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi’s school psychology program. While pursuing her doctorate, Gros worked as a certified school psychologist and a consultant for the state of Mississippi and independent school districts.
Gros has served as a pediatric psychology intern at the University of Nebraska’s Medical Center Munroe Meyer Institute and is a national crisis trainer. Her research has also been published in national journals.
“The psychology professors at Nicholls have been and continue to be excellent mentors for me well beyond my educational career,” Gros says. “My most memorable moments at Nicholls are a collage of both personal and learning experiences. Obviously, the most memorable for me personally was meeting my husband, Gary Gros, and making some great new friends.”