School psychologists promote educationally and psychologically healthy school environments to support student learning. School psychologists utilize current trends in research, assessment, intervention, referral, counseling, consultation, and crisis management to assess and provide appropriate services.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing a World-Class education.
  • Consult and collaborate with administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and community professionals in support of the Division’s Strategic Plan to promote student learning and health.
  • Work with parents and community organizations to promote parent-school collaboration and serve as a resource for education and psychological knowledge.
  • Provide support to teachers in developing effective instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students in the classroom through individual or group consultation.
  • Review data and assess educational outcomes and the instructional implications for individual students and groups; assist in the development of instructional interventions, monitor individual student progress, evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction and propose modifications as necessary.
  • Evaluate individual students using a variety of methods including, but not limited to, standardized, norm-referenced and curriculum-based assessment, observation, interviews and review of pertinent data to determine students’ educational needs, and to design interventions to address those needs.
  • Participate in the special education eligibility process, interpretations of psychological data, and review and synthesis of information to aid in determining appropriate educational services for students.
  • Assist special education teachers in the development of appropriate goals, strategies and outcome measurement methods for students with special needs.
  • Collaborate with school personnel to design, implement, and evaluate individual, classroom and school-wide programs in classroom management, social skills, social problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making and life skills.
  • Provide strategic individual and group counseling, classroom instruction, and consultation with school personnel and parents to promote positive student performance in the areas of social, emotional, and academic development.
  • Assume a leadership role in school and Division-wide programs and initiatives which support students, school staff and families in a variety of crisis situations. This would include collaborating with school and community professionals in the prevention, response to and management of crisis events.
  • Participate in the assessment of the seriousness of student threatening behaviors in order to determine an appropriate course of action. For students with disabilities who engage in threatening misbehavior, ensure that the students’ rights are protected.
  • Educate student, staff, and the community in the recognition and utilization of diverse talents and strengths of all individuals and groups in the Division.
  • Ensure that adequate safeguards for privacy and confidentiality of information are maintained according to Division regulations and professional ethics.

Administrative Contact

Shelley A. Legall-Brickey, Supervisor
BrickeSL@pwcs.edu

Juana R. Calvillo, Secretary
CalvilJR@pwcs.edu
703-791-7250

Rebecca H. Zaja, Ph.D., NCSP
Administrative Coordinator
ZajaRH@pwcs.edu
703-791-7348 

School Psychologists

Danielle Banks
Laura Bauder
Marie Bell
Jared Dart
Gisela Diaz-Diaz
Tamara DiCocco
Suzanne Drawbaugh
Haley Eaton
Betsy Edinger
Suzanne Eichhorn
Susanne Fouche
Alexis Freedman
Danielle Nicole Garris
Lauren Gonzalez
Williaml Gosman
Theresa Grant
Kimberly Gray
Rachael Gryder
Kristen Habrack
Gail Hasbrouck-Malguy
Ellen Holm
Sara Hughes
Hhaley Jameson
Dedrick Johnston
Megan Marotta
James Maxfield
Aliana McNair
Kristen Neall
Monica Ng
Jennifer O'Looney
Mackenzie Olson
Ilese Ominsky
Martin Onley
Jennifer Parker
Krisha Parker
Mildred Perry
Kristina Pisa-Relli
Karin Plodinec
Maddie Ralph
Jocelyn Redding
Carlos Rosa
Linda Ross
Tiffany Rounds
Mallory Smith
Peter Thaxter
Clarence Thomas
Kathryn Tintle
Stanley Urbaniak
Mia Valentine
Bayyinah Washington
Mario Weber
Shannon Welteroth
Kimberly Wilson
Christina Zrake