Meet Judi Beckmeyer, `80
On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, during our “Time for Us Tuesday” Immaculate Conception High School welcomed Mrs. Judith Beckmeyer `80, to the ICHS family.
Mrs. Beckmeyer is a certified School Psychologist and has experience in various school settings. She spent 1most of her career as a School Psychologist and a Student Assistance Coordinator, servicing students with needs ranging from learning disabilities to depression and substance abuse issues. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and her graduate degree at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Additionally, she received her School Psychologist Certification at Georgian Court University, and her Student Assistance Coordinator Certification at Montclair State University. In 2018, Mrs. Beckmeyer became a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Currently, she has a small private practice in Washington Township, New Jersey.
Mrs. Beckmeyer shared, “I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to return to ICHS, as a Clinician and a Consultant! I feel my experiences in districts that ranged from rural to urban, experiences with cultural competency and vast ranges of experiences on a Child Study Team, 504 Committee, Student Resource Committee and Substance Abuse Coordinator; all have helped me attain an in depth knowledge of what is actually happening regarding the students of New Jersey. Together, with the ICHS Administration, we are going to do our best to address the many mental health issues that our youth are facing today.”
Mrs. Jessica Cutrona, Head of School stated, “Judith will be an asset to our Student Advisory Program and will work alongside our Guidance Department. She comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge on adolescent behavior and challenges. Welcome back, Judith!”
Meet Sergeant Lynette Shaw
Lynette Shaw, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Lynn Shaw Group (Shaw Training Solutions LLC). Lynette has developed workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of countless men, women and children in the field of mental health services and awareness.
ICHS kicked off another extraordinary school year with its Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series. On September 4, 2020, ICHS faculty and staff members had the opportunity to receive a powerful and informative Mental Health and Diversity Training from Sergeant Lynette Shaw, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Lynn Shaw Group (Shaw Training Solutions LLC).
Lynette Shaw has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and is certified in Crisis Intervention and is a national trainer for the Mental Health First Aid USA. For the last 14 years, she has served as Coordinator for the Passaic County Crisis Intervention Team. She has over 27 years of law enforcement experience ranging from Fugitive Investigator to Police Sergeant with the William Paterson University Police Department in Wayne, New Jersey.
After the training was completed, all faculty and staff members received a three year certification in Youth Mental Health Training for Educators, and are now trained to provide initial help in youth crisis who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Mrs. Jessica Cutrona Head of School exclaimed, “Lynette is knowledgeable, passionate and believes in the importance of transforming the lives of men, women and children in the field of mental health services and awareness. I have served as a school administrator for over two decades. With that experiential knowledge, I can say with confidence that it is not often that I have had an opportunity to meet an individual who has the combination of energy, and drive coupled with the raw talent necessary to make a lasting impression on me. Sergeant Lynette Shaw is a professional who has done just that. I wholeheartedly recommend her to speak at all arenas!”
Mrs. Cutrona added, “At ICHS we take mental health very seriously. Sergeant Lynette Shaw is an incredible and engaging speaker. Her background in psychology along with her experience in crisis intervention, mental health, and law enforcement truly brought her training to life. Given her impressive work ethic and keen skills, I believe that she is a tremendous asset to the ICHS community but also to the world. We are so incredibly grateful to have been trained by someone of her caliber!” To learn more about Lynette Shaw, please click here.
Meet Eileen Alexander, RMT, RYT
Life & Grief Coach
Reiki, Yoga, and Meditation Teacher
Eileen’s practice is dedicated to bringing balance and healing to the mind, body and spirit through Reiki, Life and Grief Coaching, Yoga, Meditation and other healing processes. She is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and Registered Yoga and Meditation teacher, as well as a certified Life and Grief Coach, Grief Group facilitator, with additional training in Yoga for Children and Teens, Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Addiction, and Kundalini Yoga through a KRI Certification Program.
Eileen is a member of The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Yoga Alliance and International Kundalini Yoga Teachers’ Association. Her main office is located at 450 Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne, New Jersey with satellite offices in Ridgewood and Glen Rock.
Meet Karen Dillon
Karen was introduced to yoga in 1991 at the age of 25 during a pivotal time in her life. It quickly became a lifeline to help her navigate the ups and downs of everyday living. As she progressed in her yoga practice, meditation also became an important part of her daily routine.
Karen lives in Ridgewood, NJ with her husband and 3 boys, and she started taking yoga over 20 years ago in NYC through the NY Road Runners Club to help stretch her body. Karen has always played sports and worked out, and knew stretching was important to prevent injury. She found heated vinyasa yoga about 10 years ago and has been practicing regularly ever since. Karen started training in NYC with Patricia Moreno and Intensati – a high cardio workout that also focuses on the power of the mind. She then entered the teacher training program at Yoga Mountain and completed her 200 hour certification for yoga.
During this process Karen has realized that yoga is much more than physical stretching, and she has developed spiritually, mentally as well as physically and loves sharing her personal style of yogasati with others.
Karen’s style of yoga is called yogasati, which is a power vinyasa style yoga class. The “sati” part of the yoga class stands for mindfulness and this part of the practice comes from my training in NYC of Intensati, meaning inten–intention and sati mindfulness or keeping our mind focused on our intentions for our lives. It teaches students to believe in the power of our thoughts, our attitudes and our actions to create the life we want for ourselves.
Karen shared, “Throughout the class we will work the muscles of our minds to keep us in a place of hope, gratitude and joy while we strengthen our bodies and create a life we love.”
Meet Sorinel Morel, MS
Sorinel Morel, MS is a passionate educator with over 12 years of experience, who is deeply committed to developing learners so they can achieve their full potential.
She has served as an administrator and an Assistant Principal. Currently, she is an educator and a certified Inferno Hot Pilates teacher.
She offers personalized attention to her students and clients, as well as fun and creative classes to give students energy and confidence.
Sorinel has two mantras that she lives her life by: “Knowledge is Power” and “Movement is Medicine”. In her HIIT Pilates class, it is her mission to educate her clients about their bodies, movement patterns and empower them to take control of their health!
She strives to create a warm, positive environment where you can challenge yourself physically and mentally, experience the joy of movement and take that power with you into the rest of your life.
HIIT Pilates is a low-impact workout that focuses on core stability and spinal alignment, and Pilates is accessible to people of all fitness levels and backgrounds!
As a Brooklyn native, Sorinel hopes to continue sharing her passion of health and wellness while celebrating and empowering diverse communities.
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