Natalie Romer (she/her) is a Senior Program Associate in WestEd’s Resilient and Healthy Schools and Communities team. Her work includes technical assistance, research, evaluation, and training focused on developing effective and efficient systems to support the social and emotional well-being of school communities.
Romer’s areas of expertise include multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS); school-based mental health; social and emotional learning (SEL); positive behavior interventions and support (PBIS); social, emotional, and behavioral intervention and assessment; design of instruction and evaluation; special education; cross-agency collaboration; and integrated behavioral health service models.
Romer has published her work in peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and publicly available resources and has given over 70 conference presentations. She serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, American Psychological Association, and Florida Psychological Association. Romer is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst.
Romer completed her specialist-level training as a school psychologist at Northeastern University. After having worked in the field for a few years, Romer pursued and earned a doctorate in school psychology at the University of Oregon. She completed her doctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute.
Prior to joining WestEd, Romer served as faculty in the Colleges of Behavioral and Community Sciences and Education at the University of South Florida, implementing state and federally funded projects, conducting research, and training graduate students.