Melinda Begalli, Ed.S.
Issaquah High School
Phone: (425) 837-6164
Fax: (425) 837-6166
What is a School Psychologist?
School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semester hours) that includes a year-long supervised internship. This training emphasizes preparation in mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems.
What do School Psychologists do?
School Psychologists Work With Students and Their Families to:
School Psychologists Work With Teachers to:
***Adapted from the National Association of School Psychologists Website***
The Issaquah School District provides equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation-including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status and HIV/Hepatitis C status, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.