I am Mrs. Kasey M. Black, M.S.
Certified School Psychologist
Contact me (Mondays and Wednesdays) at:
Rolling Hills Elementary School
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 215-944-2000
Who Are School Psychologists
School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They must complete a minimum of a post-Master’s degree program that includes a year-long internship and emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior, motivation, and effective teaching.
School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. They also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).
What School Psychologists Do
School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation and use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems.
School psychologists work with students individually and in groups. They also develop programs to train teachers and parents regarding effective teaching and learning strategies, effective techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or with special talents, abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises.
In addition, most school psychologists provide the following services.
Research and Planning
The National Association of School Psychologists:
NASP represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.