BOARD MEMBER BIOGRAPHY




Sherlynn Bessick

Former At-Large
2011


Dr. Sherlynn Bessick is a native of Lancaster County Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Millersville University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Millersville University with PA Certification in School Psychology, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Doctor of Education Degree with specialization in School Psychology and Neuropsychology. Dr. Bessick is currently completing a post-doctorate in School Neuropsychology and is a Diplomate Candidate with the American Board of School Neuropsychology.

Following years of working as a School Psychologist in the K-12 system, Dr. Bessick transitioned to the post-secondary system where she is currently employed by Millersville University as the Director of the Office Learning Services. The Office of Learning Services provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to students with disabilities and academic tutoring for all Millersville University students. At Millersville University, Dr. Bessick serves on the Judicial Board, the President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity, the ADA Task Force and presents to faculty and staff regarding the impact of ADAAA 2008 for post-secondary institutions. Dr. Bessick is also a consulting psychologist and reviewer for one of the high stakes testing companies and conducts bi-lingual psychological evaluations of K-12 Arabic speaking children. She presents annually at the Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13 Transition Fair for students with disabilities who plan to continue their education at post-secondary institutions. The presentation focuses on the rights and responsibilities of students and post-secondary institutions regarding ADA accommodations for students with disabilities.