Community Spotlights

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

Spring 2022 Educator Spotlight

Jaclyn Kanold, LEP/BCBA

Washington Elementary, Santa Barbara Unified School District

This month CCASP is happy to feature Jaclyn Kanold! Jaclyn has worked for SBUSD for the past year and a half but has worked in Santa Barbara County for 10+ years. 

Jaclyn started with the Santa Ynez Consortium, where she also earned her BCBA to help build their first district-based TLP program at Oak Valley Elementary School. Jacyln has consulted for behavior, worked in independent contracting, and also worked in Cambodia for a year and a half! Internationally, she collaborated with NGOs to help bring awareness for special education needs and decrease the stigma seen in disabilities there.

Growing up, Jaclyn was affected by suicides in both her family and local high school students, which propelled her into this line of work. She is passionate about working with and advocating for students and families with social and mental health disabilities for equitable services. 

Jaclyn's advice for new educators? “seek out mentorships and support from your team. There is an incredible wealth of knowledge amidst SB educators. Also, do not be afraid to advocate for things that need advocating for. We CAN make systemic changes! ” 

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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.

Interested in nominating a colleague? Join our mailing list! Nominations are accepting in the spring.

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.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Join our mailing list! Applications are accepted in spring.

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.