School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. – National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
School psychologists are highly trained in assessment, data collection and analysis, progress monitoring, consultation and collaboration, intervention and prevention, special education services, and crisis response.
The Jasper County Charter System employs one full-time school psychologist. The School Psychologist consults with teachers, parents, Student Support/Response to Intervention Teams, and IEP Teams to develop highly specialized program interventions. The School Psychologist administers standardized intelligence/aptitude, achievement, social/emotional, and other assessments in order to help the team support the student.