Hello! My name is Dr. Terry D. Burger. I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and serve as the Student Programming Supervisor for Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) residential program. I also serve as an adjunct professor for Indiana University Southeast (IUS) where I teach undergraduate courses in Introductory to Psychology and a course I developed entitled Psychology in the Schools. I am also currently creating a course entitled The Psychology of Personal Finance. Since 2002, I have also intermittently taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences via on Online format for Indiana State University. Before coming to KSB I was employed as a school psychologist by Greater Clark County Schools located in Clark County, Indiana.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University Southeast and my Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Educational and School Psychology from Indiana State University. I completed my American Psychological Association (APA) doctoral internship with Omaha Public Schools located in Omaha, Nebraska.
As Student Programming Supervisor, I oversee the scheduling of all residential activities in the dormitory setting, including, for example, recreational activities, the Independent Dorm Program, the JOBS Program, and the PBIS/Social Thinking Program (a school-wide initiative). I am also responsible for ensuring residential safety and meeting the emotional well-being of students in the residential setting.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve as an advocate for the students of KSB and their families. Every day presents its own unique challenges. As a result, each day functions as a new opportunity to advance students’ lives in both new and familiar capacities. It is wonderful to have a job that I cannot wait to come to each day!