Tanya Novotnak

Teaching Assistant

Tanya Novotnak

Tanya Novotnak is a third-year school psychology student from Madison. She earned a B.A. from Knoxe College (Galesburg, IL) in psychology and French. Tanya has enjoyed developing as a teacher through service in AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and as a TA in undergraduate and graduate school. Tanya is advised by Craig Albers, and she is interested in community prevention and early intervention strategies including parent/family engagement interventions and community-level strategies for promoting family well-being. Currently, Tanya is involved in research on a parent-teacher consultation model for middle school students with behavior challenges, as well as a rural education research project. Tanya enjoys exploring the outdoors, cooking, and learning languages. Her role within the MSPE program includes acting as teaching assistant for MSPE courses and helping with administrative aspects of the program.