My name is April Bowersox McClaran and I have been the first and only School Psychologist for the Caverna Independent School District since 2006 and I consider it my second home. I graduated from Western Kentucky University’s School Psychology program with my Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) degree and Rank I in 2006. I am currently pursuing my Director of Special Education Certification at Morehead State University. I grew up in cities across the US, but have made my home in Bowling Green, Kentucky for over 20 years. There I live with my husband, Shawn, and pugs, Otis and Olive.
I have served as the Membership Chair for the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools since 2014. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve KAPS in a greater capacity as President Elect. I am incredibly proud of the gains and impact our organization has made since becoming a member in 2004. Today, school psychologists in Kentucky have a stronger voice than ever before thanks to the valuable work of the dedicated individuals serving on various KAPS committees. I believe that school psychologists have a wonderfully unique skillset that enables them to positively impact outcomes for the students, families, and staff in the districts they serve. As KAPS President, my goal will be to continue building capacity in our organization and profession by increasing the visibility and voice of school psychologist in our state.