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School Psychologists

School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
GMSD employees five school psychologists who serve students in the following ways:
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Assessment
  • Progress monitoring
  • School-wide practices to promote learning
  • Resilience and risk factors
  • Consultation and collaboration
  • Academic/learning interventions
  • Mental health interventions
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Instructional support
  • Prevention and intervention services
  • Special education services
  • Crisis preparedness, response, and recovery
  • Family-school-community collaboration
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Professional ethics, school law, and systems
All school psychologists in GMSD are professionals, hold Educational Specialist degrees, meet the state certification/licensure standards, and uphold ethical and professional standards. Additionally, all of GMSD's school psychologists have obtained their NCSP credential (National Certified School Psychologist), which requires meeting rigorous national standards and continuing professional development.

You may contact your child's school psychologist by visiting the school's webpage, district webpage, or by simply contacting the student's school directly.