School psychologists recognized by school board

The St. Lucie County School Board recognized the week of November 11 – 15, 2013, as National School Psychology Week at their meeting November 12. The proclamation noted that school psychologists are trained to assess student and school-based barriers to learning, as well as individual strengths, utilize data-based decision-making, implement research-drive prevention and intervention strategies, evaluate outcomes and improve accountability. The school board and superintendent acknowledged that the community should recognize the vital role school psychologists play in the personal and academic development of children. Pictured, from left, are School Board chairman Debbie Hawley, school psychologists Ruth Anne Loepp and Terri Dottin, Superintendent Genelle Yost, and Student Services Director Barbara Casteen.