School Psychology

School Psychologist Roles & Responsibilities:

School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems. School psychologists in ACPS provide the following services: (update per job description)

Consultation
• Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.
• Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.
• Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community.

Evaluation
• Evaluate to determine student eligibility for special services.
• Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning.
• Determine social-emotional development and mental health status.
• Evaluate learning environments.


Contact Information:

Mrs. Shannon Abatecola
Base School:
Central Elementary School, (434) 946-9700

sabatecola@amherst.k12.va.us

Mrs. Martha Anderson
Base School:
Amherst Elementary School, (434) 946-9704

manderson@amherst.k12.va.us

Mr. Jeffrey Williams
Base School:
Monelison Middle School, (434) 846-1307

jwilliams@amherst.k12.va.us