School Psychology Awareness Week
During the week of November 8-12, 2021, schools throughout the country will celebrate National School Psychology Week (NSPW) to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive.
This year's theme is "Let's Get in GEAR." (Grow, Engage, Advocate, Rise) The theme's acronym provides a challenge to grow both personally and professionally. It encourage us to engage in best practices and advocate for children's access to mental health and learning supports. To rise implies resilience and renewal despite the challenges of the past. This has a particular resonance this year as we work to help students, families, and school staff emerge from the challenges of the past year and a half. When we get in gear, we move together. When one ger moves, the gears connected to it move as well. When we move together there is a positive synergy that builds and becomes greater than any single effort.
Please view this presentation for more information. The Role of the School Psychologist
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?
5. Research & Planning...across general and special education
Contact Your School Psychologist
- Berkshire Middle School & Nonpublic Schools
- Birmingham Covington School & Non-Public Schools
- Derby Middle School & Nonpublic Schools
- Greenfield Elementary & Bingham Farms Elementary
- Groves High School & West Maple
- Midvale/Early Childhood Services
- Pierce Elementary & Harlan Elementary
- Quarton Elementary & Beverly Elementary
- Seaholm High School & Adult Transition Program
- West Maple Elementary & Pembroke Elementary
- Lori Bradtke
- Meghan Fairless
- Nina Gott
- Wendy Halverson
- Fatimah Muhammad
- Ann Perry
- Ginny Piatt
- Nicole Slade
- Jaclyn Tucker
- Amy Wilson-Mohr