Introducing a New Member to our NMA Family

Dear NMA Community,

In the interest of creating a strong foundation for mental health for our scholars, NMA has contracted with the Washburn Center for Children to hire a full time, onsite therapist. Xeng Pha will be joining the NMA team as of Monday, January 4, 2021; we also acknowledge and appreciate Pheng Thao’s essential role as NMA’s temporary therapist while Washburn conducted a search process to meet our needs.

Stephanie Steen and I have worked with Washburn site-based therapists in our previous district and were impressed with not only the level of service provided by the therapists for our scholars but also by the professional development provided by the therapists for our teaching staff. Washburn brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to each site and will, we believe, offer many opportunities for growth of our mental health services and support. 

We look forward to our new partnership and to having Xeng on board!


Steph Wheelock

NMA Assistant Principal