As the district's school psychologist, I work to support students, staff, and families in finding ways to ensure academic progress. In order to promote progress, school psychologists apply expertise in mental health and learning to determine students' potential academic need, but also those pertaining to social, behavioral, and emotional growth. School psychologists ensure that practices are conducted within a multi-tiered system of supports in school and related settings and rely on data to make decisions.
Because I am the only BMC psychologist, a bulk of my work is in conducting state-mandated assessment and evaluation. I typically meet with students individually in order to administer cognitive and achievement tests and report my findings through the Committee on Special Education and/or the Section 504 Committee. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Marcy DePaul, M.A./C.A.S. Nationally Certified School Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org (518)529-7342 ext. 1110
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