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  • Faculty

Lacy Skinner


Assistant Professor

“Dr. Skinner joined the Castleton University faculty in the fall of 2019. Previously, she worked for 14 years as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology for a large suburban school district in Texas and taught as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Victoria. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and Vermont Association of School Psychologists (VASP). She regularly attends and presents at the national conferences and participates in regional leadership. Her research interests focus on systems-level interventions within schools to address behavioral concerns and family engagement.

Dr. Skinner currently works in two VTSU departments: Counseling & School Psychology and Psychological Science. In her work in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology, she has worked to secure a U.S. Department of Education (Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program) grant through 2027 to increase the enrollment and support of graduate students in the school psychology and school counseling programs while increasing the number of graduates that are able to stay in the state of Vermont to work in K-12 schools after they graduate.

Outside of work Dr. Skinner enjoys traveling, crafts, reading, and spending time outdoors, including trying to learn to garden in Vermont.

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.A., Southern Methodist University
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University”

Class of 1988

  • Faculty

Laurie Berryman


Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Laurie Berryman has taught at VTSU for over 25 years in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Most recently, Laurie has taught in the Clinical Mental Health Master’s program and the School Counseling Program. Laurie works full time as a counselor at a high school in Chittenden County.