I moved to Lincoln in 2004 and have loved working in the District for the past 14 years. Working with our youngest student and helping them develop skills to allow them to do their best learning and growing, academically and socially is truly one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. We have a great group of teachers here, who really care about our students, which makes Lin-Wood a great place to work!
As the elementary school counselor at Lin-Wood, I believe that with the appropriate coaching and supports, all children can become successful students and function as contributing members of our school community.
Some of the services I provide, as a means to achieving this outcome, are grade-level classroom guidance lessons, general counseling services for school-related issues, groups for students with similar needs, and IEP services to address social-emotional learning goals through research-based curriculum instruction. I am also available as a resource for parents if they have questions or concerns regarding their child and encourage frequent communication between the school and family when a student is struggling.
Specific interests and areas of training for me include anxiety resolution, trauma-sensitive approaches, Conscious Discipline and Responsive Classroom, and mindfulness.
A short list of services Dr. Schinaman provides:
- IEP services for SEL learning goals through (1:1 or small group) research-based curriculum instruction
- general counseling services for school-related issues
- group meetings for students with similar needs
- grade-level classroom guidance lessons (with Erin Bell)
- coordinate standardized testing
My Education and Professional Background:
I completed a medical degree with specialization in child psychiatry. After taking several years to raise my 2 boys and co-owning a sign company, I began working at Lin-Wood as the Elementary Counselor in 2007. I have since also become certified as a school principal.