Welcome to Ms. Kesseler's Group
I am so excited to be the school psychologist this year at the Echo Glen School and Pacific Cascade Middle School. I completed by undergraduate studies with a B.S. in Psychology with minors in Women Studies and Diversity. After a few years working, I went back to school and completed my Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Seattle University.
My schedule for the 2019-2020 school year is:
PCMS: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Echo Glen: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Issaquah School District Resources
ISD Special Education Process Information: http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/SpecServices/Process/Default.aspx
ISD IEP Information:http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/SpecServices/Process/IEP
Issaquah Special Needs Group: http://issaquahspecialneedsgroup.org/Welcome.html
Bullying - Resources and Reporting:http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/bullying
How do I help my child with...?http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/How
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. 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: