Community Spotlights

CCASP is committed to honoring our colleagues and lifting local professionals. 

August 2021 Educator Spotlight

Miriam Burlakovsky Correia 

School Psychologist, Taylor Elementary School, Santa Maria-Bonita School District

This month CCASP is happy to feature Miriam. Miriam grew up in San Diego, and her parents were musicians from the former Soviet Union. Miriam studied at UC Santa Barbara and Fresno State. Miriam served Orcutt Union for six years and is in her fourth year at Santa Maria-Bonita. Miriam describes her family as a wild, wonderful, and blended family. Her professional specialties have evolved over the years from behavioral consultation/intervention, autism, and IEP facilitation to counseling, moderate-to-severe disabilities, and mentoring future school psychologists.

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Meritorious Awards

Their peers nominated the following individuals for their outstanding service to our profession. Please join us in celebrating our honorees from the 2020-2021 year.

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Brenda Gonzalez- Salazar

School Psychologist

Brenda was honored for her service to students. Her colleague noted, "She is brilliant, extremely knowledgeable, and a master at connecting with students. "

Abraham Espino

School Psychologist

Abraham was nominated for his service to the profession. Numerous colleagues indicated, "Abe is a professional above reproach, always utilizing his integrity to make the most sound decisions for our students and their families. "

Scholarship Awards

Join us in honoring these exceptional students to the School Psychologist field. Please join us in celebrating our honorees from the 2020-2021 year.

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Sandra Heredia 

National University

Sandra was honored for her work and research in supporting homeless students.

Rachel Weber


Rachel was honored for her focus in outreach with parents.