4665 Lampson Avenue
Los Alamitos, California
O'Malley coordinates technical assistance for two multi-site, multi-year projects: the Safe and Supportive Schools initiative for the California Department of Education, and the Army Youth Resilience Project for the Child, Youth, and School Services division of the U.S. Army.
In addition, O'Malley provides consultation on youth bullying prevention and intervention strategies to the Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd.
O'Malley conducts research in school violence prevention and school climate measurement and intervention. She recently authored an article for School Effectiveness and School Improvement.
She also authored chapters for the Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools, 2nd Edition; Best Practices in Crisis Prevention and Intervention in the Schools, 2nd Edition; and the Handbook of School Violence and School Safety, 2nd Edition.
To bring this research to bear on school practice, O’Malley authored a series of What Works Briefs for School Climate Improvement.
Prior to joining WestEd in 2011, O'Malley served as a school psychologist in a variety of education settings, including rural schools in California and an urban, independent school in New York City.
She received a BA in psychology from the University of California, Davis; an MA in school psychology from Sacramento State University; and a PhD in counseling, clinical, and school psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.