Dr. Samara Way, Child Find Coordinator 

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Samara Way holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Arizona licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience in education.  Over her career, Samara has worked as a school psychologist in Washington and Arizona and as a training director of a school psychology graduate program.  She is a past president of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists (AASP) and the current Arizona delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).  Prior to her current role, Samara was the Coordinator of Psychological Services for Mesa Public Schools. Samara is excited to lead  the MPS Child Find Evaluation Teams and to collaborate with families and educators to ensure early identification of children with disabilities.