A school psychologist is a professional with specialized training in psychology and education. School psychologists use their training and skill to work with parents, teachers and other mental health providers to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School psychologists understand child development, school systems, and effective teaching. And are prepared to help alleviate difficulties that may otherwise impede successful learning. They know that by dealing with problems early on, they can help prevent further difficulties. Some of these difficulties may include: family events such as divorce or death, depression, self-discipline issues, social skills, suicidal concerns, study skills, homework and organizational difficulties, and drop out risk.
What Do Psychologists Do?
School Psychologists tailor their services to meet the particular needs of each student and each situation. The core services that they provide include consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention, education, research, and health care provisions.
Claudia Cooper-Salm: Department Chair, High School, CVHS, Private High Schools
Dawn Kuehl: Middle School, Private Middle Schools
Britny Gabert: Halmstad and Stillson, Private Elementary Schools
Sara Ollmann: Hillcrest and Southview
Steve Shilts: Parkview and Jim Falls
Any of the school psychologists may be contacted at the Pupil Services Center 715-726-2414 - ext. 3002.