What does a school psychologist do?
A school psychologist is a specially trained individual who supports students academically, socially and emotionally, emotionally and behaviorally. We partner with families, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments.
- Improve academic achievement
- Promote positive behavior and mental health
- Aide in special education planning
- Create safe and positive school environments
- Strengthen family-school partnerships
- Advocate for our student’s needs
At Little Britain I am involved in many building level and special education activities. Some of these include:
- Special education testing for initial and re-evaluations
- Chair the Section 504 committee
- Leading RTI meetings and collaborating with teachers to provide interventions in the classroom
- Organizing Food for Kids
- Providing individual and group counseling for students with IEPs/504s and on the building level
- Communicate with administration to ensure the needs of the students are being met
- Collaborate with families to find outside providers and resources to meet the needs of the students
Danielle Mintz, MA NCSP - School Psychologist
Hello! I am excited for my first year with Little Britain Elementary School. Last year I worked at Taft and Round Hill Elementary School. This is my third year as a school psychologist and previously worked in the Adirondack region. I am excited to be back in the Hudson Valley where I grew up to support students.
At Little Britain, I help identify different ways students learn through evaluations. I provide individual and group counseling to students to help them learn tools to be successful in the classroom. I am excited to be a part of the RTI team and consult with teachers for academic and behavioral concerns. I also have a Bitmoji Classroom where you can find newsletters and resources. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns!