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School Psychologist with Management Skills
  Respected for combining current knowledge of School Psychology with management techniques.  Offer a broad range of skills including: excellent oral and written communications, computer facility, and problem solving.  Able to learn new skills very quickly and teach them to others.  Demonstrated strength as a team player. Conscientious, decisive, and personable.  

Work experience

Aug 2007Jun 2009

School Psychologist -- Ridge Hill Elementary

Hamden Public Schools
  • Diverse population of 350 students, grades K-6, plus district's SPED K Learning Center.
  • PPT coordinator, also for Pre-School Speech Program, and a parochial school.
  • Assessment, counseling, CMTs, ELL, crisis management.
  • Coordinated pilot of an inclusion ABA program for a severely autistic student.
  • Developed and implemented behavior plans.
  • Mastered IEP Direct.
  • Collaborated with teachers to begin implementing RTI/SRBI.
Apr 2005Jun 2007

School Psychologist, Ridgefield High School

Ridgefield Public Schools

(Leave replacement contractual position, then per diem)

  • Assessment, ED evaluations, counseling, group facilitation, PPTs, CSTs, transition planning, and crisis management.
  • Developed a standardized the referral process for the school staff.
  • Collaborated with seven guidance counselors, two social workers, the senior school psychologist, the SPED staff, teachers, the administration, and outside specialists, as well as parents.
  • Suburban high school with 1600 students, grades 9 through 12.
Aug 2003Jun 2004

School Psychology Intern, East Elementary

New Canaan Public Schools
  • Planned/ conducted initial, triennial, and behavioral assessments.
  • Facilitated Social Skills, Stop and Think, and Anxiety Groups, which included students who were bi-polar, autistic, ADHD, and ODD.  Co-facilitated a parenting skills group.
  • Participated in the identification process for gifted students.
  • Applied for and received a grant for therapeutic games.
Mar 2002Jul 2002

Therapy Extern, Seton Academy

  • Therapeutic day school for grades 6 through 12.
Aug 1977May 1983

Assistant Vice President

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE 

(These two banks have been merged into Chase at present.)

MANUFACTURERS HANOVER CORPORATION, New York, 1980 - 1983.

  • Director of Credit Analysis, Assistant Vice President, 1980 - 1983.

CHEMICAL NEW YORK CORPORATION, New York, 1977 - 1980.

Education

Jan 2001Aug 2004

EdS; Certificate of Advanced Study

Fairfield University
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies, School Psychology, GPA 3.9.
  • Re-specialization updating previous psychology graduate study.
  • Research Assistant/protocol reviewer for the assessment classes - professor's request.
Feb 1972Aug 1974

Bachelor of Arts

Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

References

Carol Hamilton

Internship Supervisor.

East Elementary School.

Patrick McAuliffe, PhD

Dr. McAuliffe's current employment:

Horace Greeley High School

70 Roaring Brook Road

Chappaqua, NY  10514

William McGraw

Additional Qualifications

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

•·      National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

•·      Connecticut Association of School Psychologists (CASP).

•·      RTI Action Network

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

•·      WISC - IV Training Workshop - University of Hartford, 10/03.

•·      Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents - Hall-Brooke, 11/03.

•·      CT Dept. of Ed Orientation for School Psychologists - 10/04.

•·      Pharmacological Treatment and Autism - Hall-Brooke, 4/08.

•·      Writing Measurable Goals and RTI - Hamden PS, 2007-09.

JOURNAL ARTICLE

•·      Peterson, Marta A. (2004) The Post Institutionalized Child:  An overview of the implications for school psychologists. The Connecticut School Psychologist, 10(2), 18-22.

Journal Article

Certifications

Apr 2006Apr 2014

Provisional Educator's Certificate

CT Department of Education