As noted by the National Association of School Psychologists--During the week of November 9-13, 2020 schools throughout the United States will celebrate National School Psychology Week (NSPW) to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. This year's theme is "The Power of Possibility." The word "possibility" implies hope, growth, resilience and renewal. Possibility suggests that even something as small as a seed can grow into something magnificent. The word "power" implies that things can and will happen. When we focus on what is possible, we have hope that students will grow, thrive and bloom.
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
Warren County Educational Service Center has 17 school psychologists and one school psychologist intern for the 2020-2021 year.
*Carlisle Local: Martin McGinley and Dr. Ruth Markham
*Little Miami Local: Brooke Hater, Dr. Mary Kamphaus; Heather Kirby; Beatrice Nyantyaki; Savannah O’Brien and Samatha Wolfe
*Kings Local: Amber Baer; Kelsey Finney; Libby Hagen; Brooke Hater; Alina Heimkreiter; Beatrice Nyantyaki; Kim Molnar and Scott Pun
*Wayne Local: Stpehanie Ghantous and Dr. Ruth Markham
*GOVS: Michelle Dickstein
In addition, the School Psychology department is supervised by two School Psychologists: Amber Baer and Dr. Kathie MacNeil.