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What is a School Psychologist?
School psychologists apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and adolescents succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections among home, school, and the community. (National Association of School Psychologists)
Department MissionOur mission in the Psychological Services Department is to facilitate positive change and enhance learning and emotional well-being through assessment, data-driven decision-making, and collaboration with stakeholders, enabling students to successfully transition into adulthood. We believe in the unique potential of our students, families, and school communities and therefore hold ourselves to high ethical standards always acting in the best interest of the student.
Department BeliefsAs psychological services personnel, we believe the role of our department is to:
- Strive to enhance learning opportunities of students through communication regarding strengths and needs
- Work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop effective learning communities within a continuum of services through data-driven decision-making
- Participate in professional development and disseminate knowledge, skills, and resources
- Review and assess the needs of the student that impact the educational experience, including motivation, cognitive skills, emotional state, cultural background, and family and health factors
- Analyze and interpret data for the purpose of assisting staff in developing effective academic programs and positive behavior interventions
- Foster positive and cooperative relationships between special education and general education
- Assist students to enhance their academic and social/emotional development
- Successfully transition students through their academic career and into adulthood
How to reach your school psychologist?You may contact the school psychologist directly by contacting your child's schoolYou may also contact our office and we will get a message to them.Connie StrangeAdministrative AssistantAndrew Johnson Building, 8th Floor(865) 594-1515 Office