School Psych Sistahs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the recruitment, retention and advancement of women of color in the field of School Psychology. We offer professional development, networking opportunities, consultation and mentorship services that support women of color as they navigate the profession. We create opportunities for social learning and provide an interactive knowledge community for aspiring, practicing and retired School Psychologists.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization is to:

Our Goal

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Our community exists to recruit, retain, and advance women of color in the field of School Psychology.

Vision Statement

To see women of color in the field of School Psychology flourish and thrive without limitation.

School Psych Sistahs C.A.R.E.S....

CCommits to personal and professional success

A – Affirms identity and experience

R – Reciprocates in partnerships

E – Executes with excellence 

S – Serves to promote the field of School Psychology  
School Psych Sistahs would not be possible if it wasn’t for the commitment of these ladies. Here are the masterminds behind the movement.


Board Members

Kierra S. Fulmore, Ed.S.

Executive Director/Founder

Jerica Knox, Ph.D.

Board Chair

Shakia Hurlock, M.S/C.A.S

Board Chair

Sungeun Kang, Ed.S.

General Member

Jilandra W. Coffin, Ed.S., NCSP

General Member

Kierra Fulmore is a recruiting professional for a mid-sized, financial technology company. She is native to South Carolina but currently resides in Virginia. Kierra earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Clemson University. She earned her Masters of Science and Specialist from Indiana University of Bloomington, Indiana. Kierra’s passion for the field of School Psychology comes from her lived experiences. She believes in the power of School Psychologists as change agents, however, knows that professionals face a myriad of challenges navigating school districts. These challenges often result in burnout and job dissatisfaction. Those feelings are amplified for practicing School Psychologists of color who not only face traditional challenges but barriers as a result of their own identities. Kierra’s desire is to see School Psychologists lead in school districts. She has founded School Psych Sistahs to offer women of color in the field support as they strive to be the change they want to see in school systems. As a business professional, Kierra brings expertise from talent development and recruiting to help create and streamline programs for the organization. She continues to work with School Psych Sistahs as a corporate partner.
Jerica Knox is a 4th year PhD candidate studying school psychology at NC State University. A first-generation college student from Georgetown, SC, Jerica earned her B.A. in psychology at the University of South Carolina and her M.S. in school psychology at NC State. Her research interests include trauma-informed programs in schools within a culturally responsive framework as well as the etiology of positive future orientation in low-income children.

Shakia Hurlock is currently a school psychologist in New York. For undergrad she attended SUNY Buffalo State College where she majored in Educational Psychology. Shakia is a graduate of Niagara University where she graduated in 2019 with her Masters Degree and a Certificate of Advance Studies in school psychology. Even though Shakia is an early year school psychologist, she had practiced in New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Her passion in school psychology is behavioral prevention/intervention services and diversity in development and learning. What she loves about the career field is the versatility to strengthen individuals, families, buildings, policy, etc.

Sungeun Kang is a doctoral candidate in school psychology at the University of Iowa. Her research centers on interventions for challenging behavior and parent training for culturally and linguistically diverse families.

Jilandra is currently a school psychologist in North Carolina. For undergrad she attended Tennessee Technological University where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Psychology and Biology. Jilandra graduated from Lipscomb University With a Masters Degree in Psychology and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology in 2016 from Middle Tennessee State University. Her passion in school psychology is in early childhood development, Autism, and providing training on prevention/intervention services. She enjoys advocating and educating about the field of school psychology.