My name is Rachael Kelly and I grew up in Renton, WA.
I attended Minot State University in North Dakota, where I earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communication Disorders before earning my Ed.S. in School Psychology.
I have been with the Issaquah School District since the 2017-18 school year.
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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. School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. They also may be nationally certified by the National Association of School Psychology (NCSP). The National Association of School Psychologists sets ethical and training standards for practice and service delivery.
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