LAPS Names Caron Inglis District Healthy Schools Director

Healthy Schools Director Caron Inglis

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) has named Caron Inglis as the new Healthy Schools Director for the district.

The Healthy Schools program was started in 2016 and aims to support the well-being of all LAPS students and staff by fostering strong relationships, creating safe environments, and developing skills to provide the foundation for effective teaching and learning.

“Over the course of the last six years, the Healthy Schools program has been successful in making wellness an integral part of Los Alamos Public Schools,” Inglis said. “I am excited to continue those efforts so that all schools can intentionally create a climate and culture that is conducive to both teaching and learning.”

The Healthy Schools program will operate within the existing Safe and Civil Schools framework to build the capacity of each school to proactively meet the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students.

“We are lucky in Los Alamos to have a school nurse, a school counselor, and either a school psychologist or a school social worker at every school,” Inglis said. “Together with administrators, teachers, and other specialists and support staff, we have a fantastic group of professionals working every day to support students and staff, and I am honored to work alongside them.”

Inglis has been working in the field of behavioral health in educational and clinical settings since completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1999. Early in her career, she worked as a teacher in residential and inpatient programs for children with behavioral needs before deciding to return to graduate school and focus her career specifically on psychology in schools. In 2006, Inglis obtained a graduate degree in School Psychology from Syracuse University and also became a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and spent the next 10 years providing services in mental health and special education to both private and public schools.  

In 2016, Inglis relocated with her family to Los Alamos and began working with LAPS in 2017, first as the district Behavior Specialist, and more recently as a School Psychologist at Los Alamos High School. Throughout her five years with LAPS, Inglis has provided ongoing support to students, staff and administrators across the district and also served as the district crisis team lead.

For more information about the Healthy Schools program, contact Inglis at c.inglis@laschools.net.

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