I am the School Psychologist at Sunny Hills Elementary. I grew up in Kirkland, Washington and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from High School to earn my B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College in 2005. After graduation, I returned to the Seattle area and worked at organizations such as the Washington Research Institute, Microsoft, and PATH. While these opportunities were integral to my professional growth, I decided to pursue my true passion and enrolled in the School Psychology program at the University of Washington in the Fall of 2011. I completed my internship with the Issqaquah School District and have been a School Psychologist in the District since January of 2014.
Devon Parris Heras, Ed.S., NCSPEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunny Hills Elementary: Wednesdays, Thursdays, alternating Mondays425.837.7410
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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 School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB). The National Association of School Psychologists sets ethical and training standards for practice and service delivery.
***Adapted from the National Association of School Psychologists Website***