School Psychology Awareness Week
During the week of November 11-15, 2019, schools throughout the country celebrated 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 was "Find Your Focus," which can have a variety of meanings such as paying attention, being able to see an idea more clearly, identifying an area of interest, or being persistent and determined in one's effort. Focusing can help us set goals, identify action steps, communicate needs, and engage in discussions that help create the connections necessary for students to develop critical academic and social emotional skills.
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
- 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
- Lori Bradtke
- Kendra Chalmers-Wolski
- Nina Gott
- Wendy Halverson
- Fatimah Muhammad
- Ann Perry
- Ginny Piatt
- Nicole Slade
- Jaclyn Tucker
- Amy Wilson-Mohr