Dr. Stathatos is an assistant professor of practice for the School Psychology program in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. Dr. Stathatos received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of California Santa Cruz, and a masters and doctoral degree in School Psychology at the University of Arizona. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Avondale Elementary School District, an APA accredited and APPIC approved internship program. Dr. Stathatos works as a school psychologist in the Sunnyside Unified School District.
Dr. Stathatos’ research focuses on creating supportive and inclusive school environments for sexual and gender minoritized youth. Her dissertation investigated school psychologists’ awareness, attitudes, and current practices with transgender youth. As a practicing school psychologist, Dr. Stathatos has created guidelines surrounding supporting transgender and gender diverse students for school psychologists and school administrators, has founded a diversity and inclusion club for students, and has trained teachers and school staff on inclusive practices for students with disabilities.