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Private Practice: Educational Consultant

Private Practice: Educational Consultant

Educational Consultant

Consultant to Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission, Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5, Allegheny Intermediate Unit #3, Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5, Connellsville Area School District, Shaler Area School District, Elizabeth Forward School District and numerous others throughout the region.


Project Coordinator

Provide comprehensive planning, training, technical assistance and evaluation to Shaler Area School District Trauma Aware and Responsive Schools [STARS] initiative for a minimum of three years. Using a team-based approach that includes school building and district system alignment using the SHAPE System for school mental health. Steps include administrator buy-in, initial attitude screening and pre-testing, and delivery of trauma awareness training. This initiative is braided within the existing MTSS framework and utilizes trauma awareness including teams and site coordinators for each building.



Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Approved Student Assistance and Behavioral Health Support/School Climate Assessments and Related Policy and Training Assessor


St. Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

Adjunct Instructor in Sociology

Introduction to Chemical Dependency

The course provides an overview of addictive disorders and investigates three models of dependency: the psychosocial, the bio-medical, and the socio-cultural. Emphasis is on a holistic understanding of the confounding variables of the phenomenon of addiction. Topics include the individual's decent into dependency, the impact of chemical dependency on the family, drugs on the streets of our local communities, cross-cultural drug wars, and prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies. Three credits.


Pennsylvania Network for PBIS

Approved Independent Facilitator

Consultant to Aliquippa School District, Elizabeth Forward School District, Connellsville School District, Urban Pathways Jr-Sr Charter HS, City Charter HS.


Duquesne University School of Education

Pittsburgh, PA

Adjunct Instructor in Graduate School Counseling

The course frames and focuses Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Programs (SAP) training on the needs and challenges of K-12 school counselors. At the end of the course, when all competencies are fulfilled, participants receive a certificate from the Pennsylvania Network for SAP Services allowing them to serve on SAP teams in the Commonwealth.


Hopewell School District

Aliquippa, PA

Crisis Management/Postvention Consultant

Facilitate training, crisis intervention, postvention and debriefing during crisis events.



Looking for a Leading Consultant on School Improvement? 

Onsite Training and Consulting for Schools Faced with Trauma, Poverty & Behavioral Health Challenges is available.

Contact Susan Tarasevich Learning @ 412-345-3062