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Student Behavioral Health and WellBeing
Director
Mrs. Cheri- Ann Taylor, Ed.S E-Mail
 

Administrative Assistant II

 Mrs. Eneida Dupree
(770) 473- 2700 Ext. 700157
 School Psychologists  

2020-2021 School Psychologist Assignments


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The Department of Mental Health and WellBeing provides high level oversight of district functions related to the allocation of mental health services through the A.C.E.S model which is a mental health collaborative model. The Department provides a central point of focus for district efforts to implement Psychological Services, the Student Support Team, and Section 504 processes as well. It is also home to the Students Against Destructive Decision Grant.

School Psychologists work within a school setting to promote the psychological, cognitive, social, and behavioral health needs of students. They collaborate with educators and other professionals to create positive, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home and school. School Psychologists develop programs to train school personnel regarding educational and learning strategies; discipline and behavior management; and proactive strategies for working with children who have special needs. Additionally, School Psychologists provide a continuum of services that include consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators; comprehensive psychological assessments; creating prevention and intervention strategies to address group or individual student needs within the classroom; crisis management; and collaboration with stakeholders and community groups to promote healthy development in youth.

School Psychologists Work with Students to:

·         Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional practices

·         Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing mindfulness,social skills and effective problem solving

·         Provide counseling resources 


School Psychologists Work with Families to:

·         Assist parents with understanding the Student Support Team and Section 504 processes

·         Recommend practical strategies to assist parents with children academically or behaviorally


School Psychologists Work with Administrators  and Teachers to:

·         Develop and provide in-service and educational presentations at school and system levels

·         Assist in analyzing data related to school improvement, student outcomes, and accountability

·         Provide effective academic and behavioral strategies and interventions

·         Conduct comprehensive psychological evaluations

·        Offer practical and appropriate research and evidence based interventions

·         Provide consultation and guidance on utilizing interventions and progress monitoring within RtI framework
 

School Psychologists Work with Community Providers to:

·         Assist teacher, administrators, and parents in addressing the needs of students transitioning 
from a community setting

·         Serve on teams designed to foster collaboration with the community agencies