• School Psychology Awareness Week

    During the week of November 12-16, 2018, schools throughout the country will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive.

    This year's theme is "Unlock Potential: Find Your Password!"  A password is a personal key for unlocking any number of areas of potential in our lives.  Our goal is to connect with how modern youth and adults unlock things (e.g., gaming levels, phones, devices, codes) and to highlight how thinking about specific skills, assets, or characteristics as "passwords" can lead to positive growth.  School psychologists are particularly skilled at assisting students and staff in unlocking the resources, proactive and preventative skills, and positive connections necessary to unlock one's full potential to thrive in school and life.

Who Are School Psychologists?

  • School Psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.  They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.  School Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education.  They must complete a minimum of a post-Master's degree program that includes a year-long internship and emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior, motivation, and effective teaching.  School Psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work.  (Cited from the National Association of School Psychologists, 2008).

    What do Birmingham School Psychologists Do?

    1. Prevention

    2. Consultation

    3. Intervention

    4. Evaluation

    5. Research & Planning...across general and special education

Contact Your School Psychologist

  • Berkshire Middle School & Nonpublic Schools
  • Derby Middle School & Nonpublic Schools
  • Greenfield Elementary & Bingham Farms Elementary
  • Groves High School & Adult Transition Program
  • Midvale/Early Childhood Services
  • Pembroke Elementary & Birmingham Covington School
  • Pierce Elementary & Harlan Elementary
  • Quarton Elementary & Beverly Elementary
  • Seaholm High School & Adult Transition Program
  • West Maple Elementary
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