A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester, New York

RCDS Welcomes Dr. Barbara Prempeh

We are excited to welcome Dr. Barbara Prempeh as our part-time Pre-K – Grade 12 Consulting Counselor for the 2020-21 school year. This position, which is recommended in the School's DEI Plan, will be an additional counseling resource that will focus on specifically supporting students of color and younger alumni of color while actively engaging with and supporting the health and well-being of all learners. Dr. Prempeh will work closely with the Director of Health and Wellness, the Assistant Head of School, and student support staff. 

Dr. Prempeh has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families providing assessments, crisis intervention, and therapy across multiple settings. She has presented at conferences on various topics ranging from psychological disorders, racial/cultural issues, resilience, and trauma-informed practices. She is the co-developer and co-facilitator of a curriculum for police officers and community members that focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). She also co-facilitated training for teachers and administrators in the public school system on school-based trauma-informed practices. Dr. Prempeh is the vice president of the New Jersey Chapter Association of Black Psychologists. In addition to her clinical experience, she has 10 years of experience in academia teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. Dr. Prempeh received her Psy.D. in Clinical and School Psychology and M.A. in Educational Psychology from Kean University. She also holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a B.S. in Psychology from her beloved undergraduate alma mater, Howard University. 

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Prempeh to Rye Country Day. If you have specific questions, feel free to email Director of Health and Wellness Priya Singhvi, or connect with Dr. Prempeh directly at barbara_prempeh@ryecountryday.org.

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