Hassevoort Curriculum Vita

Megan M. Hassevoort, PH.D.


Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Ph.D. in School Psychology, 8/08-5/14

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Master of Arts in School Psychology, 8/08-5/12

Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 8/04-12/07


Psychologist – Doctoral Limited License
ID: 6301015999

School Psychologist Certificate
Certificate number: PP0000000751563

Work Experience

School Psychologist, Holland Public Schools, Holland, MI

Complete special education evaluations in compliance with legal regulations, participate in school support teams (e.g., child study, positive behavior), collaborate with coworkers regarding student difficulties, design and implement academic and behavior interventions, and connect families to school and community resources.

Limited License Psychologist, Behavior Health Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
Supervisor: Christie Nutkins, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

Assist children, adolescents, and their families in dealing with difficulties with behavior, emotions, and academics through evaluation, therapy, and other interventions.

Psychologist Intern, Behavior Health Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
Supervisor: Christie Nutkins, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

Conducted evaluations, academic intervention, and therapy for children and adolescents in the areas of ADHD, anxiety, and learning disabilities.

School Psychologist and Doctoral Intern, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Internship Supervisor: Christie Nutkins, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist
Faculty Supervisor: Katrina Rhymer, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Staff school psychologist responsible for psychoeducational evaluations, consultation and collaboration with staff, academic and behavioral intervention, and leading special education teams.

Contracted School Psychologist, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, Michigan

Completed psychoeducational evaluations

Advanced Practicum Student, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, Michigan
Site Supervisor: Linda Shaw, Michigan Certified School Psychologist
Faculty Supervisor: Sandra Kanouse Morgan, Ph.D.

Completed psychoeducational evaluations, attended professional development, designed and implemented academic and behavior interventions, support system-wide projects.

Practicum Student, Midland Public Schools, Midland, Michigan
Site Supervisor: Shelly Hart, School Psychologist
Faculty Supervisor: Michael D. Hixson, Ph.D.

Conduct special education eligibility evaluations, lead IEP/MET team meetings, conduct individual and group therapy, support systems improvements, and remediate academic and behavioral difficulties through intervention.

Teaching Experience

Graduate Instructor, Central Michigan University
Developmental Psychology (PSY 220)
Psychological Testing (PSY 310)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Central Michigan University
Faculty Supervisor: Sharon Bradley-Johnson, Ph.D.

Courses: Assessment and Development of Academic Skills, Assessment of Developmental Disabilities

Membership in Professional Associations

  • Michigan Association of School Psychologists, 3/11-present
  • National Association of School Psychologists, 6/10-present
  • Psi Chi – National Honor Society for Psychology, 10/06-present

Award and Honors

  • Dissertation Research Grant, Central Michigan University, 10/12
  • Presentation Grant, Central Michigan University, 2/12
  • Graduate Fellowship, Central Michigan University, 8/08-4/09
  • Psi-Chi Regional Research Award, 5/08
  • Membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 5/08

Committee Memberships

  • Student member, Student Affiliates in School Psychology, 8/08-5/12
    Central Michigan University
  • President, Student Affiliates in School Psychology, 4/10-4/11
    Central Michigan University
  • Treasurer, Student Affiliates in School Psychology, 4/09-4/10
    Central Michigan University 

Research Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Central Michigan University, 8/08-05/12
    Faculty Supervisor: Susan Jacob, Ph.D.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Hope College, 8/07-5/08

Research Projects

  • Dissertation
    Title: Teachers’ and school psychologists’ perceptions of school psychologists’ services
    Dissertation Committee Chairperson: Sharon Bradley-Johnson, Ph.D.
    Defended 2/14
  • Thesis
    Title: Factors related to school psychologists’ breaches of confidentiality
    Thesis Committee Chairperson: Susan Jacob, Ph.D.
    Defended 2/12


  • Jacob, S., & Kleinheksel M.M. (2011).
    School psychology.
    In S. Knapp, M. Handelsman, M. Gottlieb, & L. VandeCreek (Eds.), APA Handbook on Ethics. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.



  • Kleinheksel, M. M., & Hixson, M. D., 4/12
    Improving Handwriting with Supervised Practice.
    Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition.
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
  • Kleinheksel, M. M., & Hixson, M. D., 2/12
    Improving Handwriting with Supervised Practice.
    National Association of School Psychologists.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Mehari, K., Kleinheksel, M., & Boelkins, K., 5/08
    (Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis & Patricia Roehling, Faculty Sponsors).
    The Relationship of Self-Esteem, Parenting Practices and Gender to Externalizing Behaviors among Latino Adolescents.
    Midwestern Psychological Association; Psi Chi division.
    Chicago, IL


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