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.

Members

Board Members

Kierra S. Fulmore, Ed.S.

Executive Director/Founder

Bianca Vasquez, Ph.D.

President

Jerica Knox, Ph.D.

Vice President

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

Treasurer

Renata Giacomini, M.A., NCSP

Secretary

Sungeun Kang, Ed.S.

Resource Chair

Jilandra W. Coffin, Ed.S., NCSP

Fundraising Chair

Tiffani A. Farrow, Ed.D., NCSP

Program Chair

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.
Bianca is a doctoral candidate in Indiana’s School Psychology program and is in the process of completing her dissertation. She is currently working as a School Psychologist in the Philadelphia area. Her main research and clinical interests are in providing evidence-based and culturally responsive and affirming interventions and services, particularly counseling interventions for children and families of color. Her dissertation is titled Quiero Lo Mejor Para Ti: Parental Acts of Care and its Influence on Latinx College Decision Making
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.

My name is Renata Giacomini, and I am proud to be a board member of the School Psych Sistahs. I have earned a bachelors in psychology from Pontificia Universidade Catolica, in São Paulo, Brazil and a masters in school psychology from Humboldt State University, in California. I grew up in Brazil and try to go back as often as I can to visit my family. Portuguese is my first language, but I also speak English and I’m currently studying Spanish. I moved to the United States in 2005 and have worked as a school psychologist in the states of California, Nevada, and Oregon. I am currently serving four different dual language elementary schools in the Hillsboro School District, OR. I am passionate about bilingual education and working towards a more equitable education for our multicultural students and families. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, dancing, reading, and traveling.
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.

Tiffani is currently a School Psychologist in Chicago, Illinois. Tiffani earned her B.A. in Business, M.A. in Elementary Education, C.A.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision, and an Ed.S. in School Psychology. In 2022, Tiffani graduated from Loyola University Chicago obtaining a Doctorate of Education in School Psychology with a Director of Special Education state endorsement. Tiffani is committed to leading and implementing equitable systems change work in schools and organizations to improve outcomes.