By now, you know that I truly believe that the social and emotional learning of students is equally as important as their academic success. This week we celebrate School Psychology Awareness Week in our district and we are featuring conversations with several school psychologists on our Talk Up APS blog.
The article features several of our hard working school psychologists, including school psychologist David Hosking who explains how school psychology is a hybrid of many different disciplines: clinical, educational, counseling. He says there isn’t a single thing that isn’t happening in the community that doesn’t touch schools.
I encourage you to take a moment this week to acknowledge your school’s psychologist and thank them for their dedication. The National Association of School Psychologists’ theme this year is, “Strive. Grow. THRIVE!” and I look forward to doing all three here in APS.