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Melissa Pearrow

Title: Professor

Phone: 617.287.7624


Department: Counseling & School Psychology

Additional Information

Melissa Pearrow obtained her specialist degree at the University of Central Arkansas. After working as a school psychologist for ten years, she completed doctoral training at Northeastern University where she trained in hospital, community, and school-based settings.

Professor Pearrow currently serves on the National Association of School Psychologists Strategic Planning Committee, the NASP Convention Committee, and the State Department of Education’s Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services Committee. She is the past president of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association and part of BiRCH. In addition to her focus on youth empowerment programs, her academic work has focused on issues of urban education, prevention program implementation, and school-based mental health services. 

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