Hi! My name is Justine Celoni. I am so excited to start this school year as West Field Elementary new Certified School Psychologist. Working in the education field runs in my family; my grandfather was an English/Speech teacher for 40 years and my aunt is a 5th grade teacher. I have had a passion for learning from a young age that has only continued to today. My passion is helping students find the joy in learning and celebrate with them when they succeed! From all that I have learned about the West Field Community, Staff, and Parents I feel like we are going to be a great fit!
I grew up all over tornado alley; I have lived in seven states – Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Mathematics from Central College in Pella, Iowa (Go Dutch!). I moved to Oklahoma for my graduate studies and earned my Master’s of Science in Educational Psychology and my Doctorate in School Psychology from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!). The past two years I expand my training in the private practice field in both the clinical setting and primary integrated care setting; but I am so excited to be working back in the schools again.
This summer I got involved with a crossfit class and I love it! If I’m not at the gym or at the school, I’m probably catching a movie in the reclining chair theaters, reading, or spending time with my friends and family. My mom and dad live in Tulsa, and we often get together for the random festivals that pop up around OKC or Tulsa. I have a younger sister (Erika) who recently graduated with her MBA and lives in Kansas City, MO. Travel is a passion of mine and I have been to 3 different continents. I enjoy learning about new cultures and having new experiences! My most recent trip took me to Iceland. Iceland is a beautiful country that has an wide and varied landscapes on one island that range from black sand beaches to glaciers and allow for countless adventures to be had! Now, I am ready for my next adventure – working at West Field!
Sonic Drink: Cherry Limeade Creme Slush
Animal: Dog (pet)/ Koala (general)
Snack/Candy/Dessert:Trailmix/ PB M& Ms/ Red Velvet
Flower: the ones I can keep alive
Place to Shop: Boutique Shoppes
Place to Eat: Zarate’s
Music: Most anything besides country and rap
Author/Magazine/Genre: Karen Kingsbury/ Historical Fiction/ Afar (Travel Magazine)
Way to Pamper yourself: Pedicure and Dip Podwer Manicure or buying new shoes