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MEET OUR DIRECTORS

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CINDI & DERICK PUGH

Cindi & Derick Pugh are originally from the beautiful state of West Virginia.

Cindi is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with her Masters in Social Work and 17 years of experience in working with high risk populations, children, substance abuse, and mental health disorders.

Derick has his Masters in Special Education and 17 years of experience in providing direct service to individuals with disabilities, including autism, learning disabilities, and other health and mental impairments.

CSED WAIVER THERAPISTS

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SUMMER BIVENS

Hey! I’m Summer Bivens, MSW LSW. I offer in-home as well as telehealth psychotherapy sessions for West Virginia Residents. I received my BA and MA in Social Work from Concord University. My past work experience includes 10 years of pharmaceutical services as a pharmacy technician which led me to want to become a counselor. I have worked in the mental health field as a therapist since 2017.
I enjoy assisting my clients in learning new and helpful coping skills that they can use throughout their lifetime. I believe that as your therapist, we are a team and we are in this together.
In my free time, I enjoy singing and dancing- and no I cannot do either! I also enjoy spending time with my sons and my our dogs.

TRANSITION SPECIALISTS

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JENIFER ADAMS

I’ve worked with Nuskool since 2017.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education and enjoy the opportunity to work with teens with disabilities.  I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to help young adults to learn about their strengths and develop self-confidence in the face of so much negativity in the world.  

Interesting facts: I have 6 children of my own .

My father worked with the Army, so I grew up all over the world.

IN-HOME SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

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GRACE AYRES

I obtained a bachelor’s degree in health studies from Mountain State University in 2004. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in substance abuse counseling from Liberty University. 

 

My background includes not only physical health but behavioral health. I have 12 years of experience providing behavior support to individuals and families. 

 

I enjoy spending time with my family, kayaking, hiking, the beach, watching sports, and all things art. 

NUSKOOL ACADEMY

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RACHEL BRAGG

Hello! My name is Rachel Bragg. I am a Transition Specialist/Credit Recovery Coach from Beckley, WV. I graduated from Concord University in 2021 with a degree in Social Work and I've worked with NUSkool Scholars ever since. I love to help clients reach their goals and realize their potential.

Two fun facts about me are that I love lifting weights and I’m a history buff.

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