“The Mission of the Cloud Contributors is to provide insight, consultation, resources and guidance to influence and enhance the partnership between the Shape the Sky Professionals and the Community they serve.”
Mental Health Professional
“The best things we can give (our) children are roots and wings. Keeping up to date on things in their world and having open communication is a way to do both.” -Amanda Cooper
Amanda Cooper, LCSW is a Clinical Supervisor with the School Based Behavioral Health Program at Wesley Spectrum Services. Her role includes providing supervision, consultation, in-service trainings to therapists and school staff within multiple school districts in the Pittsburgh Area. She has also provided clinical consultation to the intervention specialists at Pittsburgh area charter schools and alternative schools. Her past achievements include working as the Clinical Supervisor for the partial hospital and approved private school at Wesley Spectrum and acting as Director of Clinical Services for The Bradley Center for five years.
She began her career with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic with multiple roles as a clinical social worker in inpatient, residential and family based treatment. She was on staff as a trainer for the Family Based Training Program and provided training and consultation in structural family therapy. Ms. Cooper has also presented at PCPA, CASSP and CMHS National School Based conferences. Her areas of expertise include: trauma, family therapy and school based mental health. Ms. Cooper received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Bethany College and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Post-Master’s certificate in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and was previously certified TCI: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer from Cornell University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and received certification as a Board Certified Diplomat (BCD) from the American Board of Social Work Examiners. Ms. Cooper is also the parent of a very social media savvy high school junior.
“I believe that everyone needs to partake in responsible social networking. As social networking become a larger part of everyone’s lives, it is important that we all know how to use the internet safely and effectively.”– Gillian
Gillian is a junior in high school. She participates in Varsity Cheerleading, gymnastics, Show Choir and Cavalier Choir. Gillian is actively involved in Key Club, Spanish Club, Chemistry Club, SADD Club and Red Ribbon Club. She is the Vice President of Student Council and attends the School Board Meetings for the district once a month and presents a report for the students of the district. She is an active user of technology and social media.
“No matter if it is my own children or the children I have in my classroom each day, staying educated in technology and social media is a top priority for me. Mainly because I need to be sure that all of them are safe. If I am educated on the safety issues, I can pass that on to them so that they can hopefully make better decisions when they are on the internet, even if most of them know more than I do with how the actual gadgets work. Love my kids!”– Monica Young
Monica Rearic Young is a dedicated mom of two children. Both of her children have significant individual needs, either biological or psychologically, which have led her to become a savvy, knowledgeable parent about the many systems of care. Ms. Young works towards fostering a supportive and healthy home while also working collaboratively with her school and community.
Ms. Young has also been an educator with the Burrell School District. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Adult and Community Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After 14 years of membership to Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teacher’s society, she chose to resign due to the increasing demands of caring for her children.
Combining both of her roles as mother and teacher, Ms. Young works diligently to keep up with all of the technological advances and trends in order to best serve all of her children.
“As humans, we should never stop learning. With knowledge gained, it is our responsibility to teach others. Shape the Sky is that community to accomplish both.” – Jason Shupp
Jason Shupp is a business owner, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is currently the President of a third-generation contracting company and sits on the Board of Directors on many industry specific groups. During his time with the family business, he has contributed to further cultivating a uniquely engaged work culture while expanding business services that mark the successes of the third generation. Mr. Shupp has focused on defining the philanthropic vision of a company that has always had charitable roots.
Mr. Shupp’s participation with this platform developed through many conversations with his longtime friendship to founder Ryan Klingensmith. With an aptitude toward business acumen, Jason was able to collaborate with Ryan and help bring Ryan’s social responsibility platform to a larger audience. As Mr. Shupp is a business owner with many employees and a father of one, he is professionally and personally motivated to be an active contributor in the digital conversation.
Kaitlin is in eighth grade. She started dancing at age 3 and is now a competitive dancer, dancing an average of eight hours a week. She sings in three choirs including one that performs annually with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Last year, she was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. She volunteers some of her spare time to help pack food for the Backpack Program, support Cub Scout activities, and assist kindergartners and 1st graders in religious education. Kaitlin is bright and kind-hearted. She uses social media daily to connect with family and friends.