Support Personnel

  • Social Worker

    School Social Workers are the link between home, school and the community. As members of the educational team, school social workers promote and support students' academic and social success by providing specialized services that include:

    •Individual and group counseling
    •Consultation to both teachers and parents
    •Classroom interventions
    •Crisis intervention
    •Coordination of prevention programs
    •Social-developmental assessments
    •Providing information and referral to community agencies
    •Collaborating with community agencies and organizations on behalf of students and their families
    •Staff development

    Examples of situations in which it would be appropriate to contact the social worker include when your child:

    •Complains about not wanting to come to school.
    •Exhibits obvious changes in behavior or affect.
    •Has difficulty coping with "normal" life stressors.
    •Is dealing with significant family/life changes.
    •Exhibits poor social and/or social coping skills.

    Psychologist

    The school psychologist acts as a child advocate to support the social, emotional, intellectual and academic growth of all children. The school psychologist works with the classroom teacher and other support staff when concerns arise in the classroom.

    The school psychologist assesses a student's level of cognitive development, learning style, emotional and behavioral needs. Through intervention, the psychologist may work on problem-solving, conflict resolution, or social skills with either an individual student or a small group of students. Sometimes organization, self-management and other needs are addressed.
    Please contact the office or your child's classroom teacher if you feel the need to contact one of the psychologists; their schedules vary.


    Speech Therapist

    Kingsley has two Speech-Language Pathologists whose purpose is to promote improved speech and language functioning for a more successful educational experience. This goal is achieved through collaboration and consultation with classroom teachers, staff and parents as well as providing diagnostic and intervention services when appropriate.


    Occupational Therapist

    Occupational Therapy services promote improved fine motor and sensorimotor functioning of the student in the learning process. Following a formal evaluation and the development of the student’s individualized education plan, OT services are provided by therapists in cooperation with the teacher and other members of the educational team.
  • School Social Worker

    Jamie Savage
     
     

    School Psychologist

    Erica Gallanis (Maggie Liace for her starting Aug. 2023 since she is on maternity leave) 
    Cathy Stumpf
     
     

    Speech Therapists

    Ann Robertson
    Margaret Phillips
     

    School Occupational Therapist

    Christa Ekis
     
     

    Physical Therapist

    Tiffany Pontow