The role of School Psychologists is to work with students to help them be successful academically, socially and emotionally. They accomplish this by working with students directly and by collaborating with educators, parents, and other professionals. School Psychologists are highly trained in psychology and education with emphasis on assessment, mental health, child development, learning styles, behavior, motivation, and effective teaching strategies.
The Fricano School Psychologist’s responsibilities include:
- Conducting psychological evaluations, new student and UPK screenings, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) screenings, behavioral and other assessments.
- Reevaluating each student identified by the Committee on Special Education every three years.
- Organizing and completing building-wide Benchmark testing as part of the AIMSweb Assessment Team.
- Progress monitoring students receiving interventions.
- Conducting parent conferences.
- Consulting with staff on effective strategies to use with children.
- Facilitating the Response to Intervention (RtI) Team.
- Facilitating the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT).
- Serving as a member of the Committee on Special Education as specified by law.
- Maintaining and updating the district Crisis Plan.
- Serving on district-wide and building based committees.
Carrie Mansour - School Psychologist