Leigh Kokenes

Leigh Kokenes is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and the 2019 National School Psychologist of the Year.

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Perspective | As remote learning continues, educators must prioritize social emotional learning

Remote learning has now solidified in pre-K through 12th grade systems and within the homes of students. Parents routinely ask,...


Perspective | Remote psychological support in NC schools: We’re in this together

While closures for the rest of the school year were expected, the confirmation brings a soft sigh for the connections...


Perspective | In a remote learning world, mental health access for students requires advocacy

Telehealth and remote learning. These are hot topics in school districts across the nation that require a steep learning curve as...


Perspective | Social emotional learning continues during COVID-19

Week number two of the COVID-19 pandemic was quite possibly as head-spinning as week one from this school psychologist’s perspective. The...


Perspective | School psychologists are our problem solvers, access for students is critical right now

Guess how many school psychologists we have across North Carolina? Did you know there are school districts without a school...