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Meet Our School Psychologists

Mistina Brown
Mistina Brown, School Psychologist (MIS, MMS, RVS)

Mistina Brown is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with Monroe County Schools.  She has worked as a school psychologist in Monroe County since August 2016.  Ms. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Specialist in Education degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.  A big believer in the importance of quality education for all children, Ms. Brown supports inclusive practices and adaptive education techniques for students of all ages and abilities.


Michelle Fast
Michelle Fast, School Psychologist (TPES, TPJHS, TPHS, CCES)

Michelle Fast is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with the Monroe County School System. What she loves most about her job is the opportunity to work with students and assist them in finding their true potential. In this role, Ms. Fast works closely with teachers and students to assist with academic and behavioral issues that impact student performance, conducts psychoeducational evaluations, and participates in school student support team and response to intervention team meetings.  Ms. Fast has worked as a school psychologist in Monroe County since 2014 and prior to this worked in public schools in South Carolina.  She also had almost five years of experience in human resources prior to earning her degree in school psychology.  Ms. Fast earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Geneva College and her Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her professional training has included instruction and evaluation in the areas of special education law, educational disabilities, autism, crisis prevention institute training (CPI), and school consultation. Additionally, she is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in School Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Ashlee Lawon
Ashlee Lawson, School Psychologist (VES, VMS)

Ashlee Lawson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology.  Ms. Lawson completed her internship in Monroe County Schools and has worked as a school psychologist in Catoosa and Dade County Schools in Georgia. She thoroughly enjoys working with students of all abilities and helping them overcome their individual challenges. 

Danielle Reeves
Danielle Reeves, School Psychologist (MPS, SHS)

Danielle Reeves is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a B.A. in psychology. She continued her education at Middle Tennessee State University, completing an M.A. in psychology and an Ed.S. in school psychology and curriculum/instruction.  Prior to joining the Monroe County team, Ms. Reeves worked as a graduate assistant at the Center for Dyslexia at Middle Tennessee State University. She completed her internship at McMinn County Schools and served as a school psychologist at Clinton City Schools and Bedford County Schools.  Ms. Reeves is passionate about advocating for students with unique needs and differences and about helping them reach their potential. She has a strong understanding and empathy for the positions in which children with special needs and their families find themselves.

Donny Ballard
Donny Ballard, School Psychologist (SEQ)
Matt Ancel
Matt Ancel, School Psychology Intern (TPES, TPJHS, TPHS, CCES)

Matt Ancel is a school psychologist intern for the 2018-19 school year. He is enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga pursuing his Education Specialist degree. Before this year, he served as a special education teacher for five years in the Chattanooga area. He earned his Bachelors degree in physical education from Southern Adventist University.