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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

If your child is having problems in reading, math, writing or behavior, your primary contact is your child’s teacher. The teacher will work with a collaborative team on the RTI² (Response to Instruction and Intervention) process. The team will provide teachers with resources and support to develop and put into action interventions according to your child’s needs.

Every school in the district provides interventions and monitors student progress through Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) using a pyramid model of more intensive intervention if adequate progress is not made. Progress is monitored to determine how your child is responding to the intervention. After a minimum of 12 weeks of intervention and monitoring, if adequate progress is not evident and the team suspects your child may have a disability, the team may make a referral to special education. At that time, if a psychoeducational evaluation is required, parental consent for evaluation will be obtained.

The purpose of psychoeducational evaluation is to assess a student’s strengths and weaknesses as part of the process of determining eligibility for special education services.

A variety of assessment instruments will be utilized by the school psychologist in evaluating your child in order to determine if or what kind of disability your child has. The areas measured may include: intellectual, cognitive processing, achievement, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive.

After your child’s evaluation is completed, you will meet with a team at the school to review the results to determine whether your child has a disability and, if so, what changes need to be made to your child’s educational program. If your child is found eligible for special education, an Individual Educational Plan will be developed and offered. After that, your consent will be required for services to begin.

The report will become part of your child’e educational record maintained by the district. You will receive a copy of your child’s evaluation results.

The evaluation process should take no more than 60 calendar days with the exclusion of some vacation breaks and holidays.

Christy Jaffe, Ph.D.
Supervisor
Email

Christy Finley
Secretary
678.581.6805
Email

FIND YOUR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST BELOW

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Acworth Elementary

KimSaye

Kim Saye, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Addison Elementary

AshleyJackson

Ashley Jackson, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
GA Certified School Psychologist

Argyle Elementary

SusanIIsakson

Susan Isakson, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Austell Elementary

KarlaBrigiotta

Karla Brigiotta, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Brooklyn College
GA Certified School Psychologist

Baker Elementary

NicoleHartsell

Nicole Hartsell, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Bells Ferry Elementary

DebbieBuchman

Debbie Buchman, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Belmont Hills Elementary

ValerieThomason

Valerie Thomason, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Big Shanty Elementary

TaraSegassie

Tara Segassie, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Florida
GA Certified School Psychologist

Birney Elementary

TatianaSosa

Tatiana Sosa, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Blackwell Elementary

SandyMcColl

Sandy McColl, CAS
Email
P: 770-514-3830

CAS, School Psychology, Fairfield University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Brumby Elementary

ShawnMartin

Shawn Martin, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Bryant Elementary

AndreaDewalt

Andrea DeWalt, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
Georgia Certified School Psychologist
Georgia Licensed Psychologist

Bullard Elementary

KelliJones

Kelli Jones, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Certified Secondary Education Mathematics

 

Chalker Elementary

TrevourSchoeller

Trevour Schoeller, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Georgia Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Cheatham Hill Elementary

SaraMcCullough

Sara McCullough, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Clarkdale Elementary

ShaneeToledano

Shanee Toledano, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Florida
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Georgia Licensed Psychologist

Clay Elementary

MillicentPhinizy

Millicent Phinizy, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator

Compton Elementary

Melissa McClure
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Lewis and Clark College
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Davis

ShawnMartin

Shawn Martin, Ph.D.
Email
678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Dowell Elementary

HayleyHanson

Hayley Hanson, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Due West Elementary

MeredithGoldman

Meredith Goldman, Ph.D.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist

East Side Elementary

JodiVrono

Jodi Vrono, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Eastvalley Elementary

BenPerlow

Ben Perlow, AGS
Email
P: 678-581-6809

AGS, School Psychology, University of Maryland
GA Certified School Psychologist

Fair Oaks Elementary

LourdesDiaz-Frias

Lourdes Diaz-Frias, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Florida International University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Ford Elementary

KristenSnell

Kristen Snell, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Frey Elementary

IlishaAuld

Ilisha Auld, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ph.D., School Psychology, Penn State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Garrison Mill Elementary

JenniferBoehm

Jennifer Boehm, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Green Acres Elementary

Michelle Washington, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Harmony Leland Elementary

MillicentPhinizy

Millicent Phinizy, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator

Hayes Elementary

Jo Saint
Email
P: 770-514-3830

GA Certified School Psychologist

Hendricks Elementary

TravantiJoyner

Travanti Jenkins-Joyner
Email
P: 678-581-6838

CAS., School Psychology, Bowie State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Hollydale Elementary

TatianaSosa

Tatiana Sosa, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Keheley Elementary

TrevourSchoeller

Trevour Schoeller, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Kemp Elementary

MeredithGoldman

Meredith Goldman, Ph.D.
Email
770-514-3830

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist

Kennesaw Elementary

TaraSegassie

Tara Segassie, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Florida
GA Certified School Psychologist

King Springs Elementary 2-5

ColleenGibson

Colleen Gibson, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, Auburn University
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Certified School Counselor

Kincaid Elementary

DebbieBuchman

Debbie Buchman, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

King Springs Elementary K-1

ColleenGibson

Colleen Gibson, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, Auburn University
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Certified School Counselor

LaBelle Elementary

MollyBopp

Molly Bopp, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, The College of William & Mary
GA Certified School Psychologist

Lewis Elementary

IlishaAuld

Ilisha Auld, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ph.D., School Psychology, Penn State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Mableton Elementary

TravantiJoyner

Travanti Jenkins-Joyner
Email
P: 678-581-6838

CAS., School Psychology, Bowie State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

McCall Elementary

Fran Moon

Fran Moon, Ph.D.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ph.D., Educational Psychology / Neuropsychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Milford Elementary

Michelle Washington
Email
P: 770-581-6809

GA Certified School Psychologist

Mount Bethel Elementary

VickiBunke

Vicki Bunke, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Mountain View Elementary

NatalieLussier

Natalie Walters, Ed.S
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Ohio State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

 

Murdock Elementary

JenniferBoehm

Jennifer Boehm, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Nicholson Elementary

BenPerlow

Ben Perlow, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

GA Certified School Psychologist

Nickajack Elementary

Jameika Dooley, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Kentucky
GA Certified School Psychologist

Norton Park Elementary

ColleenGibson

Colleen Gibson, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, Auburn University
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Certified School Counselor

Pickett's Mill Elementary

KristenSnell

Kristen Snell, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Pitner Elementary

NicoleHartsell

Nicole Hartsell, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Powder Springs Elementary

Melissa McClure, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, Lewis and Clark College
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Powers Ferry Elementary

ElianaLesser

Eliana Lesser, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology and Multicultural Psychology, University of Rhode Island
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Riverside Intermediate

KarlaBrigiotta

Karla Brigiotta, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Brooklyn College
GA Certified School Psychologist

Riverside Primary

SharonThompson-Barbour

Sharon Thompson-Barbour, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Rocky Mount Elementary

CherylSadd

Cheryl Sadd, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of South Carolina
GA Certified School Psychologist

Russell Elementary

ValerieThomason

Valerie Thomason, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Sanders Elementary

Bridget Amponsah
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Delaware
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Sedalia Park Elementary

ElianaLesser

Eliana Lesser, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology and Multicultural Psychology, University of Rhode Island
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Shallowford Falls Elementary

BarbEklund

Barb Eklund, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Ball State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Smyrna Elementary

JanaLadner

Jana Ladner, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Sope Creek Elementary

LaurenCohran

Lauren Cohran, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Still Elementary

Victoria Patrick, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Teasley Elementary

CameronHom

Cameron Hom, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified Psychologist

Timber Ridge Elementary

BarbaraBeard

Barbara Beard, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Tritt Elementary

JodiVrono

Jodi Vrono, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Vaughan Elementary

MartyHodge

Marty Hodge, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia Southern University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Varner Elementary

Victoria Patrick, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology,  Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Awtrey Middle

Fran Moon

Fran Moon, Ph.D.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ph.D., Educational Psychology/Neuropsychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Barber Middle

KimSaye

Kim Saye, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Campbell Middle

SusanIIsakson

Susan Isakson, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Cooper Middle

ShaneeToledano

Shanee Toledano, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Florida
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Daniell Middle

AshleyJackson

Ashley Jackson, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
GA Certified School Psychologist

Dickerson Middle

AndreaBacon

Andrea Bacon, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Colorado
GA Certified School Psychologist

Dodgen Middle

VickiBunke

Vicki Bunke, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Durham Middle

QuintonMoretz

Quinton Moretz Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Lewis and Clark College
GA Certified School Psychologist

East Cobb Middle

MollyBopp

Molly Bopp, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, The College of William & Mary
GA Certified School Psychologist

Floyd Middle

Bridget Amponsah
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Delaware
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Garrett Middle

ShaneeToledano

Shanee Toledano, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Florida
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Griffin Middle

JanaLadner

Jana Ladner, Ph.D.
Email
P: 770-581-6804

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Hightower Trail Middle

BarbaraBeard

Barbara Beard, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Lindley Middle 7th /8th

MillicentPhinizy

Millicent Phinizy, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator

Lindley 6th Academy

KarlaBrigiotta

Karla Brigiotta, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Brooklyn College
GA Certified School Psychologist

Lost Mountain Middle

MeredithGoldman

Meredith Goldman, Ph.D.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist

Lovinggood Middle

DianaMakombe

Diana Makombe, Ed.D.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Mabry Middle

JenniferBoehm

Jennifer Boehm, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

McCleskey Middle

ShawnMartin

Shawn Martin, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

McClure Middle

MartyHodge

Marty Hodge, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia Southern University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Palmer Middle

TrevourSchoeller

Trevour Schoeller, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Pine Mountain Middle

KristenSnell

Kristen Snell, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Simpson Middle

NatalieLussier

Natalie Walters, Ed.S
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, Ohio State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Smitha Middle

HayleyHanson

Hayley Hanson, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Tapp Middle

TravantiJoyner

Travanti Jenkins-Joyner, CAS
Email
P: 678-581-6838

CAS, School Psychology, Bowie State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

HIGH SCHOOLS

Allatoona High

QuintonMoretz

Quinton Moretz, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Lewis and Clark College
GA Certified School Psychologist

Campbell High

JanaLadner

Jana Ladner, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Harrison High

Jo Saint, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Hillgrove High

SharonThompson-Barbour

Sharon Thompson-Barbour, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Kell High

AshleyJackson

Ashley Jackson, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6805

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
GA Certified School Psychologist

Kennesaw Mountain High

KelliJones

Kelli Jones, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Certified Secondary Education Mathematics

Lassiter High

CherylSadd

Cheryl Sadd, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of South Carolina
GA Certified School Psychologist

McEachern High

SaraMcCullough

Sara McCullough, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ed.S., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

North Cobb High

QuintonMoretz

Quinton Moretz, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, Lewis and Clark College
GA Certified School Psychologist

Osborne High

TatianaSosa

Tatiana Sosa Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6809

Ph.D., School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA Certified School Psychologist

Pebblebrook High

Jameika Dooley, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Kentucky
GA Certified School Psychologist

 

Pope High

SandyMcColl

Sandy McColl, CAS
Email
P: 770-514-3830

CAS, School Psychology, Fairfield University
GA Certified School Psychologist

South Cobb High

Bridget Amponsah
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, University of Delaware
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Sprayberry High

DebbieBuchman

Debbie Buchman, Ed.S.
Email
P: 678-581-6804

Ed.S, School Psychology, Georgia State University
GA  Certified School Psychologist

Walton High

VickiBunke

Vicki Bunke, Ph.D.
Email
P: 678-581-6838

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Georgia
GA Certified School Psychologist
GA Licensed Psychologist

Wheeler High

MollyBopp

Molly Bopp, Ed.S.
Email
P: 770-514-3830

Ed.S., School Psychology, The College of William & Mary
GA Certified School Psychologist

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