Jodi Cunniffe is a school psychologist at Shamona Creek Elementary School and Early Intervention transition. She completed her School Psychology Internship in 2007-2008 in the Downingtown Area School District at Downingtown Middle School, Uwchlan Hills Elementary School and Downingtown East High School. Her practicum in counseling was completed at the Chester County Intermediate Unit in a school based partial inpatient program for adolescents diagnosed with mental health disorders. Mrs. Cunniffe attended Immaculata University where she received her Certification in School Psychology in May 2008. Prior to coming to the Downingtown Area School District, Mrs. Cunniffe was the Program Coordinator for a non-profit agency. In this capacity, Mrs. Cunniffe supervised staff completing early intervention evaluations, participated in compliance monitoring and was responsible for staff training and development. In addition, Mrs. Cunniffe participated in writing family empowerment grants for children with disabilities. She has held many leadership positions in the field of early intervention including three years as Co-Chairperson of the Montgomery County Local Interagency Coordinating Council.
Mrs. Cunniffe has conducted trainings at the local, state and national level focusing on disability awareness, autism and developing parent professional partnerships. She holds a Master of Science degree in Early Intervention from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Liberal Studies and Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Developmental Disabilities from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Currently, Mrs. Cunniffe is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at Neumann University. She has an interest in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques for children and families and is developing a Mindfulness program for elementary school students. Mrs. Cunniffe is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).