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November 16, 2018

Coweta Schools recognize School Psychology Awareness week

The Coweta County School System celebrated School Psychology Awareness Week November 12-16.

Coweta Schools and their 22,750 students are served by 13 school psychologists who work with students and teachers throughout the school system

“School psychologists inspire positive change,” said Coweta School System Lead Psychologist Dr. Lisa Quick. “Whether it is introducing an intervention to motivate a student to complete work, helping a distraught teenager feel more connected, collaborating with a teacher to tweak a lesson to keep a student engaged, or supporting and encouraging an overwhelmed parent as they try to navigate a challenging situation.”

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) designates the week each year to highlight the work of school psychologists who collaborate with teachers and parents to ensure a safe, healthy learning environment for all students. School Psychologists address issues such as student assessments, effective interventions, behavioral and social skills, school safety, crisis prevention and mental health issues.

“School psychologists use their skills in mental health, behavior intervention, psycho-educational assessments, and relationship building to help unlock potential,” said Quick. “Our mission is to use our knowledge to help all students, educators and parents to feel supported and successful.”

School Psychology Awareness Week

November 12-16 was School Psychology Awareness Week, and focused on the contributions of Coweta County School System 13 school psychologists. Above, Newnan Crossing Elementary School’s 4th Grade student council members recognize several of the school system’s psychology professionals. From left to right are, front row, students Macey Gokey, Russell Pepper, Daniel Kim, Kyle Kennemer and Carter Sookhoo, and, back row, school psychologists Daisy Stanford, Lisa Attaway Lisa Quick, Heidi Logelin and Ella Taylor.