Letters of Reference
Following are excerpts from letters of reference from Dr. Galvin's colleagues and former supervisors.
From Michigan State University, College of Education, Director of the School Psychology Program, John S. Carlson, Ph.D.
I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Galvin over the past ten years … She has been an instrumental part of our training program in her role as Supervisor of our practicum and internship students. Her leadership skills and the care and concern that she brings to providing psychological services to children, their parents, and their teachers are exceptional. I have worked with more than 50 exceptional supervisors of our students since coming to MSU and Dr. Galvin is the most professional and competent of this distinguished group. I recommend her without reservation … Dr. Galvin is a phenomenal Psychologist and she would be a strong addition to your team.
From Licensed Psychologist & Consultant Neuropsychologist, Lewis W. Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Julie Galvin, Ph.D. is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan… She is extremely qualified and works well with both administrators, colleagues and staff, parents and children who she assists in her duties as a Licensed Psychologist and School Psychologist. I would highly recommend Dr. Julie A. Galvin, Ph.D … She would be a valuable resource to any school system and/or organization.
From Brighton, MI Principal of Hilton Elementary School, Jeff Eisele
I worked closely with Dr. Galvin for eight years. I was always impressed with her ability to create structure for procedures and lead staff in the transition to improve the processes for providing student support … In the role of School Psychologist, Dr. Galvin's main purpose was to support student achievement. She always took this to include the academic, social and behavioral aspects of a child’s ability to learn. Her involvement with teaching teams, grade level teachers, counselors and administrators made her a valuable asset in our school … Dr. Galvin demonstrated innate leadership skills … I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Dr. Galvin, and came to know her as a truly valuable asset to our team. She is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, she is able to implement new strategies while acknowledging the concerns of staff who are not always ready for change. She is a true team player, and always managed to foster positive discussions and bring out the best in our employees.
From the U.S. Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Recognized Palitine, IL Township High School District 211 Assistant to the Director of Special Education and School Psychologist, Daniel E. Cates, Ph.D.
Without hesitation, I would endorse Julie A. Galvin for hire as a School Psychologist … Ms. Galvin has consistently demonstrated excellent skills as a professional school psychologist, a willingness to accept the most challenging cases, and I find Ms. Galvin’s personal attributes and character enhance virtually every interpersonal contact she has … Ms. Galvin has coordinated evaluations and reevaluations for some of the District’s most complex students … Not only has Ms. Galvin directly evaluated students with disabilities, including complex learning disabilities, extreme behavior disorders, mild-to-moderate mental impairment, and severe autism, but she has gained a wealth of experience negotiating and working with numerous specialized schools and residential settings. I cannot overstate the value of Ms. Galvin’s contribution surrounding the work she has accomplished on the Specialized Assessment Team … As one of two school psychologists at [one of our high schools] (with 2,400 students), Ms. Galvin makes a significant positive contribution to the school community … You will find her to be a consummate professional, a willing and communicative employee, and an individual of personal integrity.
From Northville, MI Counseling Firm, PCS-Global CEO, Dr. John Mlinarcik, Ph.D.
I have known Dr. Galvin for nearly seven years and have the utmost respect and appreciation for her professional character, as well as her diagnostic and general clinical skills … We provide diagnostic, testing, counseling and psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups … Of the myriad of clinicians that I have hired, supervised or worked with, Dr. Galvin is absolutely one of the finest colleagues I have ever met … She is always punctual, professional and positive. She is exceptionally talented at making contact with individuals—especially children and families. Her clinical, diagnostic and developmental knowledge is exceptional and our co-therapeutic encounters have been highly effective.
From Livingston Education Service Agency, former General Education Director, James E. Reese
I have known Dr. Galvin for nearly 15 years … In my work with her, I have seen a person who is a caring and compassionate professional. She is a team player with an inclusive frame of reference. She is innovative, passionate, progressive and dedicated. Her passion is to be a positive force for change. She approaches change from a systems perspective, basing her approach on the latest research and best practice. Dr. Galvin's educational background in clinical psychology and her [20+] years of experience makes her an extremely valuable resource to any school faculty. Dr. Galvin has extensive knowledge and experience with RTI/MTSS along with a record of success in collaboratively addressing early intervention and prevention issues. Ms. Galvin’s leadership style invites dialog and she is extremely approachable … I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Galvin and, with pleasure, highly recommend her.
From Howell Public Schools, Director of Special Education, John Malay
Ms. Galvin proved to be a very competent and conscientious School Psychologist and provided building team leadership … she attended and chaired numerous evaluation review meeting and I.E. P. team meetings. Her diagnostic results were insightful and helpful to service providers … Ms. Galvin exhibits strong organization abilities and has worked diligently on behalf of Special Education programs, staff, and students to provide effective and efficient services … she has presented herself to be a very responsible professional who maintains a high level of integrity.
From Northbrook School District 27, Northbrook, IL, Principal Corrine Hehn
I found Ms. Galvin to be an extremely dedicated and responsible professional who was willing to do whatever it took to get the job done well … Ms. Galvin was always very professional and positive in her interactions with staff, parents, and students. She did an excellent job of working with the teams to develop goals in the child’s best interest, maintaining high—yet realistic—goals. Ms. Galvin was also involved in facilitating a parent support group, as well as moderating several student groups focusing on peer issues … Ms. Galvin is definitely one the most competent and effective professionals I have had the privilege of working with during my career.