Team Member Biography: Marcus Washington, Ed. S.

Marcus Washington, Ed. S. received his graduate training from The University of Iowa, an American Psychological Association accredited program. Mr. Washington is entering his 15th year as a School Psychologist and is employed with the West Metro Education Program, FAIR School Downtown (Minneapolis), an integrated district that services 12 member school districts in the metro area with students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

As a practicing school psychologist, Mr. Washington implements the best practices with special consideration to the relevance of education, students and their families, culture, community, social, and communication factors. Mr. Washington plays an active role in the pre-referral process and serves in leadership roles on various interdisciplinary teams. Through the University of Minnesota and school district partnerships, Mr. Washington serves on the Cultural Liaison Advisory Board and participated in a training program for Cultural Liaisons as part of two federally funded grants to address pre-referral processes for African American students and disproportionate referrals to special education.

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