I am so excited to continue as the school psychologist at both Newcastle Elementary and Cougar Ridge Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year! I have lived in the Issaquah area since 1998, am proud to have been a student in this district, and am so happy to be working here!
I earned my BA in Psychology from Eastern Washington University before attending the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) for graduate school. I graduated in June of 2015 from UW with my Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology after completing two years of course work/practicum and a year long internship in the Issaquah School District. I am also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
I am passionate about the work that I do and I am looking forward to continuing to get to know the students, families, and staff at Newcastle and Cougar Ridge!
CR= Cougar RidgeNC= Newcastle
CR & NC:Sept 4th - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!Sept 9th - First Day for Kindergarteners!
WELCOME BACK! :)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!
Shay Dortch, School Psychologistdortchs@issaquah.wednet.edu
Newcastle ElementaryMon, Tues, alt FriPhone: (425) 837-5814Fax: (425) 837-5850
Cougar Ridge ElementaryWeds, Thurs, alt FriPhone: (425) 837-7252Fax: (425) 837-7230
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
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 School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB). The National Association of School Psychologists sets ethical and training standards for practice and service delivery.