Specialist in School Psychology, 2005
Few people land the perfect job right out of college. But Shannah Tabor Ordoyne couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.
After earning a bachelor’s and specialist degree from Nicholls, Ordoyne was hired as a school psychologist/structured learning center facilitator at W.S. Lafargue Elementary School in Lafourche Parish.
“If I could have picked any position and place of employment, this is exactly what I would have chosen,” Ordoyne says.
Ordoyne earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associate degree in general business in 2001. She immediately entered the school psychology specialist program, where she held assistantships in the Testing Center/Office of Disability Services and the Center for the Study of Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders.
As a graduate student, Ordoyne also counseled clients in the Psychological Training Clinic and worked with students in Lafourche Parish School System through an externship. Research studies she conducted during the externship are currently being published in reputable psychological journals.
“My professors helped me with the background knowledge needed for my career, whereas my assistantship and externship provided me with the hands-on experience with clients and students that I needed to become successful,” Ordoyne says.
Ordoyne, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, is responsible for providing consultative, counseling, intervention and transition services to students, teachers, parents, administrators and support personnel.
“Find what it is that you want out of life and keep working towards that goal,” Ordoyne advises students. “Everything you need to know will be presented to you; you just need to show up, put in your share of hard work and things will fall into place.