School Psychological Services

School Psychologist Roles & Responsibilities:
 
School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems. School psychologists in ACPS provide the following services: (update per job description)
 
Consultation
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.
  • Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.
  • Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community.
 
Evaluation
  • Evaluate to determine student eligibility for special services.
  • Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning.
  • Determine social-emotional development and mental health status.
  • Evaluate learning environments.
 
Jim Gallagher, Supervisor of Student Services jgallagher@amherst.k12.va.us 946-9386 x9559
School Health Services    
Crisis Plan/Suicide Prevention    
Crisis Plan (revised)