CARE Bear Therapists
CARE Bears, the Baylor CARE therapists, are advanced graduate students within the Department of Educational Psychology. All CARE Bears highly trained, skilled therapists who are supervised at all times by CARE faculty and supervisors.
Meet the CARE Bears!
Kally's hometown is Waco, TX. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology
from Samford University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in
educational psychology. Kally loves the Applied Behavior Analysis program
because she enjoys the time that she gets to spend with her cohorts and
professors, and all that she has learned from them.
Jayden's hometown is Granbury, Texas. She received a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience at Baylor University. Jayden is currently pursuing a master's degree in Educational Psychology in hopes to become a BCBA. Her younger brother is on the spectrum for autism, which is what sparked her passion to work with children with learning and developmental delays.
Brende Gardner is a second-year School Psychology student from Mesquite, Texas. Brende earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Baylor University. Brende enjoys the challenge and great reward that results in working with and making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
Kelsey Henry is a second-year School Psychology student from San Marcos, Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Baylor. When not at school or the BARC, Kelsey loves cheering on the Bears at Baylor football games.
Leslie Knapp is from Johns Creek, Georgia. She is currently in her second year in the School Psychology program at Baylor. Leslie received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2011.
Rachel Scalzo, M.S.W.
Rachel Scalzo is from Baldwinsville, New York. She earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Siena College and a master's degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University. Professionally, Rachel worked with children and families impacted by disabilities and decided to return to school to earn her BCBA and PhD at Baylor, not only because of the better weather in Waco, but also the opportunity to volunteer with kids at the BARC under the supervision of talented, knowledgeable mentors.
Sarah Turchan is from Altadena, California. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Art History from Southern Methodist University in 2013. She worked with kids with disabilities when she was a young teen, and ever since has been drawn to helping that community. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational psychology.
Tara Wagner is from Tyler, Texas. She earned her bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Texas Tech University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational psychology.
Ashley Wyatt is from Plano, Texas. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Harding University and is currently a student in the School Psychology program at Baylor University. She loves to see all the smiling faces at the Baylor Autism Resource Center where she is currently serving as a therapist!
Tamara Zoch is from Austin, Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Texas State University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational psychology.