Elizabeth Newell

EdS, LPC, CTS State Transformation Assistant Administrator
Michigan Department of Education

Elizabeth Newell serves as the Mental Health Coordinator for Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project AWARE through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education. As a former public school teacher and mental health clinician, Elizabeth frequently observed the gaps existing between the education and behavioral health systems that serve our youth and families. In devotion to systemic integration, Elizabeth has dedicated her career as an Educational Specialist in Educational and Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in Mental Health Practices in Schools, to the pursuit of developing a comprehensive intervention system for learning supports in Michigan.