School Psychologist

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 mdepaul@bmcsd.org (518)529-7342 ext. 1110

The links below provide additional information and parent resources.

https://www.crisistextline.org

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/growth

What should you expect as your child grows? Learn how to understand and deal with your child's changing body and mind from infancy through the teen years.

https://www.nasponline.org

National Association of School Psychologists