Meet Dr. Kern Carbon1 new Special Services Director

Stacey Kern, Ph.D. is the Director of Special Services for Carbon County School District #1. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Tabor College, her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University, her Ed.S. in School Psychology from Emporia State University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Kern is a nationally certified school psychologist who has practiced in the state of Wyoming for the past ten years. Prior to becoming an educator, she was a master’s level psychologist working with incarcerated males in the state of Kansas. She definitely enjoys working with children more! She advocates for the children of Wyoming through her work at the local, state, and national levels. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Wyoming School Psychology Association, is the Wyoming delegate for the National Association of School Psychologists, and is a member of the Wyoming Association of Special Education Administrators.

Dr. Kern’s path to working with children with special needs has been deeply influenced by her experiences as a sister to siblings with special needs, a mother of a child who benefitted from special education, and a psychologist working with adults who struggled as children. Her passion for serving children with disabilities and their families led her to special education administration so that she may better advocate for students, families, educators, and communities that support children. Outside of the school day, Dr. Kern stays busy supporting the many academic and athletic pursuits of her three children and attending many school events with her husband who is a high school principal. Her family is often found in a basketball gym or in the mountains enjoying the beauty of Wyoming. Dr. Kern is excited and thankful for the opportunity to join the Carbon County School District #1 team and serve the community of Rawlins, WY.  

Special Education Department