School Psychology Team Mission:
We will provide comprehensive school psychological services based on data-informed decision through a collaborative, comprehensive problem-solving process utilizing current evidenced-based research. As members of a multidisciplinary team, we are able to support stakeholders through a multi-tiered system of support in the areas of academic, behavioral, and social emotional well-being to develop career, college, and life ready individuals.
What is the role of a School Psychologist?
School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students; consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies; work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services (NASP, 2014).
The goal of our work each day is to:
• Improve Academic Achievement
• Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health
• Support Diverse Learners
• Create Safe, Positive School Climates
• Strengthen Family–School Partnerships
• Improve School-Wide Assessment and Accountability
School psychologists receive specialized advanced graduate preparation that includes coursework and practical experiences relevant to both psychology and education. School psychologists typically complete either a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semester hours) or a doctoral degree (at least 90 graduate semester hours), both of which include a year-long 1,200-hour supervised internship.