What is a School Psychologist?
School psychologists collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. Psychologists work with counselors, social workers, and community agencies to identify services in the community to provide psychological support services.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semester hours) that includes a year-long supervised internship. This training emphasizes preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems. At Warwick, I serve students in grades 7-9. I am responsible for conducting educational evaluations, consulting and collaborating with teachers, providing individual counseling services and running social skills groups for students. At the request of teachers and parents/guardians, I attend parent-teacher conferences and IEP/GIEP meetings. I am also available to meet with students who may be struggling with academic, social, behavioral, or emotional issues at the request of teachers, parents, or administration. Students may also request to meet with me at any time by coming to the guidance office.