Christine Mitchell-Endsley, Ph.D. ’03, earned the 2016 Illinois School Psychologists Association Ted Smith Practitioner of the Year award.

Selection as the best among the association’s 1,200 members is a statement to the exceptional work Mitchell-Endsley does for the Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative, which serves 24 school districts near St. Louis. She works with individuals from age 3 to 22, helping them handle emotional, physical, academic and family needs. Screenings, assessments, observations, consultations and interventions are all part of the effort to help students reach their full potential.

She also teaches at Lindenwood University in Belleville.