• Hello and welcome to my webpage!

    My name is Sharon Serviss and I am the School Psychologist for the Robert L. Meinders Primary Learning Center and McKinley Avenue Elementary School. I am thrilled to be working with your children!

    I would like to share with you some of the things school Psychologists do. School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services. They help schools successfully:

    • Improve Academic Achievement
    • Promote student motivation and engagement
    • Conduct psychological and academic assessments 
    • Individualize instruction and interventions
    • Manage student and classroom behavior
    • Monitor student progress
    • Collect and interpret student and classroom data
    • Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health
    • Improve students communication and social skills
    • Assess student emotional and behavioral needs
    • Provide individual and group counseling
    • Promote problem solving, anger management, and conflict resolution
    • Reinforce positive coping skills and resilience
    • Promote positive peer relationships and social problem solving
    • Plan appropriate Individualized Education Programs for students with disabilities
    • Monitor and effectively communicate with parents about student progress
    • Support social–emotional learning
    • Assess school climate and improve school connectedness
    • Identify at-risk students and school vulnerabilities
    • Provide crisis prevention and intervention services
    • Help families understand their children’s learning and mental health needs
    • Assist in navigating special education processes
    • Enhance staff understanding of and responsiveness to diverse cultures and backgrounds 

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    Please be advised that while the school buildings are closed I will be available via email between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM. My email is sserviss@staffords schools.org. Please stay safe and healthy and be well!