Psychologists

DISTRICT PSYCHOLOGISTS

Madison Early Childhood

Emily Wesley


Conrad Fischer Elementary School

Diana Sanchez


Edison Elementary School 

Alexandra Annen


Emerson Elementary School

Julie Rogers


Field Elementary School

Alexandra Annen


Hawthorne Elementary School

TBD

Julie Rogers


Jackson Elementary School

Mary Neville

Emily Wesley


Jefferson Elementary School

Mary Neville


Lincoln Elementary School

TBD


Bryan Middle School

Lisa LaVette


Churchville Middle School

Lynae Maciel


Sandburg Middle School

Carrie Emrikson


York High School

Samantha Arnold

Amy Burton

Laura Gonzalez-Coloccia

Linda Johnson

What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists are trained in both psychology and education.  They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students.  As part of a collaborative team, school psychologists use problem solving approaches to help youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.  School psychological services are available to general education students and those receiving special education services.

What do School Psychologists Do?

Consultation

  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior difficulties
  • Participate on Student Support Teams (SST) and special education teams.

Intervention

  • Collaboratively develop strategies intended to improve students’ academic and behavioral skills
  • Provide direct training in behavior, social, and/or academic skill development
  • Help families and schools manage crises, such as death, illness, or community trauma

Assessment

  • Conduct observations of behavior and environments
  • Evaluate eligibility for special education services
  • Conduct functional assessments of behavior

Research and Program Development

  • Collaboratively evaluate the effectiveness of academic and behavior management programs
  • Use evidence-based research to develop and/or recommend effective interventions
  • Understand and integrate “Best Practices” into school practice.