November 7-14, 2022, is National School Psychology Week. The resolution that crafted the week of acknowledgement is intended to honor the more than 35,000 school psychologists nationwide for their work in providing a supportive and encouraging learning environment for all students.
National School Psychology Week is supported by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), which represents more than 25,000 school psychologists who work with students, educators, and families to support the academic achievement, positive behavior, and mental wellness of all students, especially those who struggle with barriers to learning.
BSD Celebrates the Dedicated Service of our School Psychologists
The Bellevue School District is fortunate to have twenty-two school psychologists serving students throughout the district. School psychologists serve a variety of needs including assessing students referred for special education, 504 evaluations, supporting students who are experiencing a wide range of challenges, providing mental health services, suicide screening, leadership and program development.
School psychologists work closely with school counselors in supporting the mental health of students and problem solving with students experiencing educational difficulties. The role of a school psychologist is to serve as the primary evaluator of students needing additional supports. The specific information they gather and analyze informs and directs service to students at all levels.
“School psychologists are the backbone of our child find process. Working with building level teams, our psychologists work to intervene, identify and serve students struggling with academically related disabilities. They are masters of assessment, interpretation and program development and are leaders in the continuous improvement process. Bellevue School District is fortunate to have such a dedicated core of educational professionals serving its students, families and staff. We thank you all for your service.”
-Jeff Jorgensen, Director of Special Education