Specialist in School Psychology, 2005
After graduating magna cum laude from Nicholls with a psychology degree, Jaclyn Legendre decided to stick with the Thibodaux campus for her graduate studies. She immediately enrolled in the Specialist in School Psychology program. When it came time for Legendre to begin her year-long internship, however, she chose to branch out.
Legendre moved to Lake Jackson, Texas, to complete her internship in the Brazosport Independent School District. After finishing her internship and graduating, Legendre accepted a permanent job as a licensed specialist in school psychology with her internship school district.
“The research experience that I was involved in during graduate school and the externship that we had to complete at Nicholls best prepared me for my career today,” Legendre says. “It is a long journey, but once you have graduated, it is well worth it.”
Upon graduation, Legendre completed requirements to become a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. In Brazosport Independent School District, she participates in intervention strategy planning for students with academic or behavioral difficulties. Legendre also conducts and interprets full and individual evaluations and provides consultation to district staff to improve the academic and social-emotional success of students.
Legendre says she enjoyed the relatively small class sizes at Nicholls and will always remember when she was “hooded” on stage during commencement for her specialist degree.