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Health Education (FGCU Undergrads) | Pre K-12 Health Education

Dr. McFarland is a passionate individual with a Doctoral degree in Education. She has expertise in the field of teaching across the life span and additional certification in clinical mental health counseling, with an emphasis in solution-focused therapy. She presently teaches community health courses for Florida Gulf Coast University students and has done so for the past fourteen years. She has extensive expertise in the area of childhood development. She is a confident professional with assorted community instructional experiences within diverse educational environments.

During her tenure as a Pre-K-12 professional educator, she has worked with many area school districts, administrators, assisted district strategic planning committees, has served on school education advisory boards, and serves as the Executive Director of the Kleist Health Education Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a multitude of educational experience in the areas grant writing, curriculum development, assessment, instruction, and undergraduate intern supervision, within the College of Health and Human Services at FGCU. Dr. McFarland has presented at several state health conferences. In 2013, her research on perceived discrimination and health outcomes was published in an academic journal. She is a product of FGCU and would like to give back to her surrounding community.

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  • Dr. McFarland's clinical experiences includes interning at Park Royal Behavioral Facility while completing her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
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