National School Psychologist Week

National School Psychologist Week
Posted on 11/10/2022
Child Psychologist with child

As part of National School Psychologist Week, CVESD is celebrating and highlighting the important work of our school psychologists for their leadership, dedication, advocacy, and support for our students. This year's theme, "Together We Shine," is derived from how we see hope after several challenging years.

School psychologists are active school leaders and members of school leadership and student support teams. They collaborate with students, staff, and families to support and develop individual student needs to improve student outcomes.

Celebrate #SchoolPsychWeek with us by celebrating the dedicated school psychologists at your school site.

Gilbere B. Maxwell, Ed.S., M.S., school psychologistGibere Psycologist

Dr. Maxwell is a former special education student and received services from the school psychologist program starting in the second grade. His experience through the program inspired him to pursue a school psychologist career. “Being a school psychologist means being a resource or guide, which means a lot to me,” said Dr. Maxwell. “Whether it’s a student, staff member, or parent, our job is to be an available and educating resource at the school site.” So, when I see someone use my support to grow, it's very rewarding.”

 

Virginia Evans, MS, PhD, school psychologist

Virginia Evans PsychologistDr. Evans has worked in CVESD as a school psychologist for over 15 years. With training in school and clinical psychology, she is currently a member of the district’s educationally related-mental health team. Dr. Evans has also worked at various school sites in the district and collaboratively on the preschool assessment team. “To me, being a school psychologist means being a collaborator, researcher, counselor, and role model,” said Dr. Evans. “As school psychologists, we are true influencers who inspire the actions of students, staff, and families.”

 

Jerry Voelker, school psychologist

On a daily basis, Jerry Voelker collaborates with differentJerry Voelker Psychologist teams to find the tools students need to access their education and reach their full potential. Showing up daily to encourage someone and make them feel significant is one of the most rewarding parts of his job. “Being a School Psychologist means I get to be intentional in how I help others today, which will impact them now and throughout their lives,” said Jerry Voelker. “To see the growth students, staff, and parents make when we meet to review academic progress, social-emotional health, or individual goals is so rewarding.”

Thank you, CVESD school psychologists!

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