Meredith Powers Franco's experience includes work as a special educator in Montgomery County Public Schools and as a clinical research coordinator in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Health System. At CASD, she conducted classroom observations to evaluate the effectiveness of middle and high school executive function interventions. Powers Franco began her doctoral studies in the fall of 2018 under the mentorship of Professor Catherine Bradshaw. Powers Franco’s research interests include how to effectively address disproportionate punishment of minority students, promote culturally-responsive classroom management, and implement school-wide prevention programs.
Powers Franco is committed to diversifying the field of clinical and school psychology and welcomes any and all questions regarding the application and interview process. She is also happy to share career insights regarding her path from K-12 educator to psychologist-in-training for those looking to make a similar transition.
B.S./M.Ed., University of Maryland, College Park