Tamika La Salle

Assistant Professor


Titles:

Assistant Professor, School Psychology Program
Research Scientist, Center for Behavioral Educational Research (CBER)

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D. School Psychology, Georgia State University

Ed.S. School Psychology, Georgia State University

M.Ed. School Psychology, Georgia State University

 

Research Interests

School Climate

School improvement

Culture

Culturally Responsive Educational Practices

Biography:

Dr. La Salle received her Ph.D. in school psychology from Georgia State University and joined the faculty at UConn in 2013. Her primary areas of research interests include culturally responsive education practices, school climate and the interrelationships cultural and ecological variables including the community, family, and school on student outcomes.
Currently, Dr. La Salle serves as a consultant to the Georgia Department of Education has worked to develop a school climate survey suite for students, school personnel, and parents. She is also beginning to examine the impact of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports on perceptions of school climate. Dr. La Salle is currently working on a cross-cultural school climate validation study with 4 countries outside of the U.S. She serves as a board member on the National Association of School Psychology Minority Scholarship Board, co-chair of the International School Psychology Association Research committee, and as an Ex-Officio on the Association or Positive Behavior Support Board in the Equity seat.

Selected Publications:

Parris, L., La Salle, T. P., Varjas, K., Meyers, J. (2016). Introduction to the special issue: Improving student outcomes: Research on school climate and violence prevention and intervention. School Psychology Forum, 10(1), 1-3.

La Salle, T.P. & Sanetti, L. (2016). Implications of student health problems on achievement and engagement. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 4(1), 10-15.

 La Salle, T. P., Parris, L., & Morin, M. (2016). Deconstructing peer victimization: Relationships with connectedness, gender, grade, and race. School Psychology Forum, 10(1), 41-54.

La Salle, T. P., Zabeck, F., & Meyers, J. (2016). Elementary student perceptions of school climate and associations with student and school factors. School Psychology Forum, 10(1), 55-65.

 La Salle, T. P., Meyers, J., Davis, D., & Georgia Department of Education. (in revision). School climate accountability: Examining the factor structure of the Georgia comprehensive school climate inventory.

Instrument Development:

Georgia Department of Education, La Salle, T.P., Meyers, J.P. (2014) The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Department of Education, La Salle, T.P., Meyers, J.P. (2014) The Georgia School Personnel Survey. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Department of Education, La Salle, T.P., Meyers, J.P. (2014) The Georgia Parent School Climate Survey. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Department of Education, La Salle, T.P., Meyers, J.P. (2014) The Georgia Elementary School Climate Survey. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Education

Selected Presentations:

La Salle, T & Freeman, J. (2014, October). School Climate Survey Validation Study. Poster to be presented at the National PBIS Leadership Conference: Rosemont, Il.

La Salle, T. P., & Meyers, J. (2014, July) Facilitating Child Advocacy through the Inclusion of Multiple Perspectives in School Climate. Symposium  presented at the International School Psychology Association Conference: Kaunas, Lithuania

La Sale, T.P., Meyers, J., & Zabeck, F. (201, February)). Cultural and ecological considerations within the context of school climate. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention: Washington, D.C.

La Salle, T. (2013, February). Multilevel Analyses Examining Relationships Between School Climate and Culture. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention: Washington, D.C.

 La Salle, T., & Parris, L. (2012, February) An examination of the impact of school climate on drug-alcohol use and suicidality. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention: Philadelphia, PA

 La Salle, T. (2012, February). Teacher Perceptions of School Climate. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention: Philadelphia, PA

Honors/Awards:

2015 School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference Early Career Scholar.

2012 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Doctoral Scholar Dissertation Fellowship

2011 Georgia State University, Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

2009 National Association of School Psychologists-ERT Minority Scholarship Program.

Associations/Committees/Outreach:

National Association of School Psychologists, Minority Scholarship Committee Board Member.

International School Psychology Association. Research Committee Member.

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Contact Information
Emailtamika.la_salle@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 5329
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Office LocationGentry 015B
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