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WHO WE ARE:

Erica Cicero, M.Ed., Ed.S. Certificate, Nationally Certified School Psychologist (ecicero@westasd.org): Erica is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She completed graduate training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Masters Degree and Certification in School Psychology.  Erica completed her internship at West Allegheny School District during the 2010-2011 school year and is now a full time school psychologist in the district.

Meredith Gillo, M.S., Ed.S.Certificate, Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologist(mgillo@westasd.org): Meredith is a graduate of West Liberty University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.  She completed graduate training at California University of Pennsylvania with a Masters Degree and Certification in School Psychology.  Meredith has been employed by West Allegheny School District since the 2003-2004 school year and previously worked as a school psychologist at Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12.

What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.

School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They must complete a minimum of a post-Master’s degree program that includes a year-long internship and emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior, motivation, and effective teaching.

School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. They also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).

Meet & Greet

Stand Together Launched at High School

stand together students

Students from the Stand Together committee attended an end of the year recognition event at the Heinz History Center, with other participating schools from Allegheny County. Students were recognized for their efforts in raising awareness about mental health, and reducing stigma within the school environment. Two student representatives, Robert Grimm and Jake Costantino, presented the committee’s work, and discussed the several awareness activities that occurred throughout the school year. The students also had display tables set up for other schools, parents, and behavioral health staff to view.