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Meet PR Transition Counselor & K-6 Counselor

Dr. Taylour Kimmel, K-6 School Psychologist

Pine-Richland School District is welcoming two new faces to Pine-Richland School District.Kimmel

Dr. Taylor Kimmel will be serving students K-6 as a school psychologist. Taylour has extensive experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Additionally, she has worked in various school settings in helping students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. 

Dr. Kimmel received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology at Duquesne University. 

She has experience supporting students through individual and group counseling services as well as consulting with faculty and families with reaching their full potential. 

These experiences combined with her leadership skills will serve the Pine-Richland School District.  She is taking over for Bryson Bresnahan

Ms. Jocelyn Secen, PRHS Transition Counselor

Secen At the high school level, the district is welcoming Jocelyn Secen who will serve as a transition counselor.  The transition counselor helps to advise students on course placement and Individualized Education Program planning. The counselor also serves as the liaison between the school and outside community agencies and provides help regarding transition services, activities and other programs.

Jocelyn most recently served as an elementary/middle school guidance counselor at Monessen School District. Prior, she served as an elementary emotional support teacher and a third-grade learning support teacher.

She earned a Master's Degree in School Counseling from the California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Westminster College. She is taking over for Mr. Shawn McCartan.

Her background as a guidance counselor and emotional support teacher will be an asset in her role.