My name is Ryan Neitzel, and I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. I work at Sunset Elementary School. I grew up in Sonoma County, CA. I graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2012 and have a B.S. in Psychology. My graduate training was completed through Seattle University, and I finished in 2018, earning an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. As an individual with unique learning needs, I take great pride in my career and work diligently to connect students to programs and supports they need to succeed.
Living a full life involves so much more than services and systems. It’s about relationships, community, and growing throughout all stages of life. Rather than view a person with intellectual/developmental disabilities as wrapped in services, we see the potential of individuals rooted in community resources and supports. Services are an important part of that vision, but they are not the sole focus. Informing Families is a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in collaboration with the Developmental Disabilities Administration and other partners throughout the state. We offer trusted news and information to individuals and families that empowers them to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities.
Issaquah PTSA Special Education Committee:http://www.issaquahptsa.org/programs/special-education
Bullying - Resources and Reporting:http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/bullying
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.
School Psychologists Work With Students and Their Families to:
School Psychologists Work With Teachers to: