Kati Oakes Pusey

Kati Oakes Pusey has 14 years of experience as a k-12 school psychologist, as well as a background in law enforcement and mental health. She is currently a doctoral candidate conducting dissertation research combining teacher shortages and school safety in light of ongoing school violence and the practicing of violent intruder drills within public schools.

Ms. Oakes Pusey’s school district of employment is in the same rural Pennsylvania community as the Nicklemines Amish schoolhouse, the cite of the horrific 2007 school shooting tragedy. Her experience as a psychologist has led her to become an expert in trauma and resiliency. She is a member of her school’s safety team and has witnessed the psychological impact of practicing violent intruder drills firsthand.