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.
Starpoint School Psychologists have district-wide responsibilities. These include:
- Conducting psychological evaluations
- Reevaluating each student identified by the Committee on Special Education every three years.
- Conducting parent conferences.
- Serving as a member of the Committee on Special Education as specified by law.
- Consulting with staff on effective strategies to use with children.
- Facilitating Pre-referral Intervention Teams
- Developing and presenting a Suicide Awareness and Prevention program at the Middle School.
- Maintaining and updating the district Crisis Plan
- Serving on district-wide and building-based committees
- Conducting evaluations for Starpoint students attending parochial or private schools
Heather Toscano - School Psychologist