School Psychology Awareness Week is November 14-18
Wake County School Psychologists will join their colleagues across the state and nation in raising awareness of School Psychology this week. The theme for School Psychology Awareness Week for the 2016-2017 school year is “Small Steps Change Lives.” Small steps can help to develop the academic and social-emotional skills students need to promote personal achievement, growth, resilience, and sense of belonging and well-being.
WCPSS currently employs 107 school psychologists and 3 interns who impact all schools in the District. School Psychologists provide comprehensive services in the areas of mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed and grow in school. Specific activities School Psychologists are involved in at all levels from preschool to high school include assisting with educational plans and interventions, interpreting and analyzing educational data, collaborating and consulting with staff and parents, developing resources specific to schools’ needs, serving on problem-solving teams, assisting with crisis responses, promoting social and emotional learning, and connecting children to mental health services among many others. The School Psychologist for West Millbrook Middle School is Leigh Kokenes. If you would like more information about how your child’s School Psychologist can support you, visit Leigh Kokenes’ website at www.leighkokenes.weebly.com for information about School Psychologists.