Welcome! My name is Shannon Pirone. I am the School Psychologist at Ocean Acres Elementary School!
What is my role in the school?
As a School Psychologist, I am a member of the Child Study Team. I consult with teachers and parents to assess and understand students' emotional and behavioral needs. My goals include improving academic acheivement, promoting positive behavior and mental health, supporting diverse learners, creating a safe and positive school climate and strengthening family-school partnerships.
Why Do Children Need School Psychologists?
All children and youth can face problems from time to time related to learning; social relationships; making difficult decisions; or managing emotions such as feeling depressed, anxious, worried, or isolated. School psychologists help students, families, educators, and members of the community understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding counseling services for your child. In addition, if your child is in crisis and requires immediate attention, please contact Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS) at (732)886-4474. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.