Jodi Miller, M.S. Ed

Jodi, the creator of WellCheq, is a former high school teacher passionate about supporting students and cultivating their potential. She is fascinated by how stress affects the brains and bodies of our children.
Jodi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her BA in the Biological Basis of Behavior in 2014 and with her Master’s degrees in Education Policy and Secondary Education in 2015. After leaving Penn, she taught 10th grade biology and 12th grade anatomy in Philadelphia for three years. During her tenure, she loved watching her students thrive. Together, they achieved a 400% increase in proficiency on the state Biology exam. Together, they achieved a 400% increase in proficiency on the state Biology exam.
Jodi’s experience teaching inspired her to pursue a PhD. At the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, she focuses on how experiencing trauma can affect students’ ability to achieve at their highest level. Her research examines how aspects of school climate can serve as a buffer against stress. Jodi loves working with students and teachers, whose roles are complex, crucial, and extremely rewarding. Not all superheroes wear capes :)

Lieny Jeon, Ph. D.

Lieny is the Jane Batten Bicentennial Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Sciences program at the University of Virginia.
She was previously the Jeffrey A. Grigg Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education where she worked with Jodi to co-create WellCheq. Lieny also serves as the Director of Early Childhood Initiatives at the Baltimore Education Research Consortium. Lieny received her PhD degree in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in Quantitative Method from The Ohio State University. She completed her post-doctoral training in the Department of Defense Child Development Virtual Laboratory School. Her research focuses on early care and education, family characteristics and neighborhood disadvantage that impact children’s lives.
She is passionate about early childhood educators’ social and emotional well-being and workforce development, and the way it impacts young children’s development. She also examines how early care and education buffers challenging home and neighborhood environments, and maximizes at-risk children’s development. Her research has been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and featured in the New York Times. She was selected as an AERA-SRCD early career fellow in early education and development in 2017.

Katherine Ardeleanu, M. S.

Katherine is a PhD student at Drexel University in the School of Public Health and a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor.
She formerly worked as a research assistant at Johns Hopkins University, where she focused on early childhood education and the mental health of early childhood educators and students.
Katherine is also a mental health counselor at a nonprofit Youth Services Bureau in Maryland serving children and families in Baltimore City and the surrounding area. She enjoys spending part of her free time as a volunteer tutor for at-risk children in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Julie A. Grossman, Ph. D.

Julie has worked as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in Prince George’s County Public Schools since July 2014. She has received several local and state awards for her work, most notably being named School Psychologist of Maryland for the 2017-2018 year.
Julie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and her Master of Arts and PhD in School Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to her more traditional day-to-day role as a school psychologist Julie also enjoys conducting countywide trainings for parents and teachers as well as designing, organizing, and implementing school wide activities to support children’s mental health. Many of these programs, such as her annual children’s mental health expo as well as school fitness walks in support of children’s mental health, have received state awards and subsequent recognition. Beyond working as a practicing school psychologist within the school-house, Julie also serves as an adjunct instructor at UMBC and conducts research.
Her professional and research interests include home-school partnerships, parent involvement and engagement, and school-based mental health. She has authored 10 publications and presented over 28 posters and workshops at different local, national, and international conferences and meetings. Julie is also involved in several local, state, and national-level school psychology related organizations, such as the American Psychological Association, Division 16, Early Career Workgroup, National Association for School Psychologists, Maryland School Psychology Association, and the Prince George’s County School Psychologists Association. In her free time Julie enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling.

Dylan Petro, M. S.

Dylan is a product developer and designer who enjoys creating delightful solutions to difficult problems. He is currently a senior product engineer at Sisu Data and an advisor at Long Weekend, the software workshop he co founded.
He is also a proud supporter and occasional technical collaborator of his partner's community for pro women athletes - The Pivot.
Like Jodi, Dylan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is thrilled to work with Wellcheq to change the way schools think about student and educator wellbeing.

Sterling Travis, Ph. D.

Sterling P. Travis is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. He has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings.
Sterling completed his master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Mississippi, and then earned his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from the College of William and Mary. His research focus is on individual psychology; evidence-based practices; and college student development. Sterling has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Before joining the faculty at Hopkins, he served as the Clinical Director of a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. He has served as a counselor at several university counseling centers and has worked in private practice and several grant-funded counseling centers.
Additionally, Sterling has extensive experience supervising clinicians at the graduate level and those seeking state licensure. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Sterling currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.

Sarah Caroleo, M.Ed

Sarah Caroleo is a Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
She formerly served as an elementary teacher in various K-4 settings for eight years and received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Greenville University and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from University of Georgia.
She is passionate about teachers’ well-being and exploring ways that school systems can strengthen their instructional capacity and self-efficacy. She also studies issues around gifted education and how schools can increase access to advanced and creative learning opportunities for all students.

Advisors

Sandi Logan-McKibben, Ph. D.

Sandi Logan-McKibben has been a counselor educator for nearly 10 years, serving students in Florida, Alabama, and Texas. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Director for the online School Counseling degree program at Sacred Heart University.
Her professional interests include school counseling supervision, leadership, and technology in counselor education. Recently, she co-authored her first book, The Ultimate School Counselor’s Guide to Assessment & Data Collection. She serves on the editorial board of numerous journals, including the Journal of Specialists in Group Work and Teaching & Supervision in Counseling. Additionally, she has served in multiple leadership roles with various state and national counseling associations, including California Association of School Counselors, Florida School Counselor Association, Florida School Counselor Association, and Chi Sigma Iota International.
Notably, Dr. Logan-McKibben was recipient of the 2014 FCA Member of the Year award, 2018 recipient of the School Counselor Advocate Aware: Family, School Community from Florida School Counselor Association, and recently was acknowledged as a Professional Advocacy Agent by Chi Sigma Iota International. Dr. Logan-McKibben is also the founder of Oceanic Yoga & Wellness, which focuses on bring yoga, meditation, and wellness accountability groups, specifically to counselors. She is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and has completed numerous specialty trainings in Yin & Restorative Yoga.