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WHO WE ARE:
Erica Cicero, M.Ed., Ed.S. Certificate, Nationally Certified School Psychologist ([email protected]): 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([email protected]): 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).