Welcome to School Psychology!

What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists apply their training in instructional practices & learning, behavior, and mental health to support  children's academic learning and social-emotional development so that they can be successful at school. School psychologists work with teachers, parents, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home and school.   


What do School Psychologists Do?

School psychologists consult with teachers, families, and other staff to develop academic and behavior support strategies to address individual student or group needs to find the best solution for each student. A primary function of school psychologists in the Minneapolis district is applying their knowledge of psychoeducational assessment to conduct evaluations of students with learning or social-behavioral needs that impact their educational performance. Psychologists also participate as part of collaborative teams and school administrators to improve school-wide practices, policies, and overall school climate.