Aloma Alcala is a bilingual school psychologist originally from Los Angeles, California. Aloma received her Master’s in Education from the University of Washington in 2004 and has been practicing school psychology in North Thurston Public Schools for over 10 years. Aloma serves as a dedicated case manager and advocate for Special Education students in 3 schools and routinely conducts cognitive, social-emotional, behavioral, and adaptive evaluations. Aloma earned her Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College in 1998, where she studied developmental and cognitive psychology.
Aloma worked for 2 years as a Clinical Research Associate for Seattle Children’s Hospital, conducting diagnostic clinical interviews and standardized interventions with children and their parents in a telemental health research study. For over 5 years, Aloma provided counseling and case management to homeless and At-Risk youth through her work at Community Youth Services. Aloma has served on the Multicultural Advocacy Committee and served on the Child Protective Service Community Board. Aloma’s diverse work experience has given her a broad perspective on the constraints and possibilities that exist for creating positive change. She is a practitioner of scientific principles and committed to advocacy and social justice for all children.