Patrick E. Hughes, Ed.S.
Patrick earned his undergraduate degree (BA in Psychology) from the University of North Florida. He earned his Masters and Specialist degrees in School Psychology from the University of Florida. He is licensed (SS 873) and certificated (FL# 619558) in the state of Florida. Patrick has many years of experience as a school psychologist, and taught middle school math for two years. In his career, Patrick has worked for the Diocese of St. Augustine (Catholic school system), Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), and Nova Southeastern University (NSU). While employed for the Diocese, Patrick conducted psychoeducational assessments and was instrumental in having the Diocese initiate a "modified" curriculum for students with impairments. As a DCPS school psychologist, he has served in several leadership roles, including lead psychologist, School Psychology Coordinator, Section 504 Compliance Consultant, and is considered an expert in ADHD (assessment, treatment, consultation). Patrick has conducted numerous professional development workshops for peers and school staff. He is well versed in Section 504 law and guidelines and Response to Intervention (RtI). Patrick currently is a member of the Fletcher RtI Leadership Team and the Section 504 Advisory Committee. He regularly engages students in group counseling with an emphasis on making positive choices. Patrick was previously employed by NSU as the program manager, but is currently focusing his efforts on private practice. Pat is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP), and is a charter member of the Northeast Florida Association of School Psychologists (NEFASP).
Faye M. Nussbaum, Ed.S.
Faye obtained her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from Georgia Southern University. She is certified (FL# 549966) and licensed (SS 874) by the state of Florida. Possessing over 30 years as a practicing school psychologist provides Faye with a wealth of knowledge and skills for working with children, adolescents, and families. She was employed as a secondary mathematics teacher for three years at the beginning of her career prior to completing her degree in School Psychology. For the majority of her career, Faye served as a school psychologist in the Duval County Public School System, was the Section 504 Consultant for the district, and provided assessment services for private schools in Jacksonville. She is currently employed by the Clay County School System as a school psychologist where she conducts psychoeducational assessments, serves as a member of the Intervention Team, consults with teachers and parents, and serves as a supervisor for school psychology interns. Faye is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP), and is a charter member of the Northeast Florida Association of School Psychologists (NEFASP).
Laura E. Smith, Ed.S.
Laura obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from Florida State University. Laura has 16 years of experience working with children and their families, and is proficient in the evaluation of children and adolescents with learning, attentional, and behavioral disorders. Over the years, Laura has also worked with many children with multiple handicaps, or those considered as having special needs. Prior to evaluating these unique students, Laura works very closely with parents and teachers to determine the best approach in assessing the student's abilities. Laura is currently employed by the Duval County School System, and is certified ( FL# 767458) and licensed (SS 955) by the State of Florida. She is also a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP), and is a charter member of the Northeast Florida Association of School Psychologists (NEFASP).