School Psychologists: Helping children achieve their best. In school. At home. In life.
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.
Minnetonka School Psychologist’s Role:
- Administer a variety of individualized assessments, in order to determine a need for special education services. Assessments may include measuring a child’s functioning in the area of: intellectual ability; executive functioning skills; processing of information; adaptive functioning; and social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
- Consult with parents and staff members on a variety of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs. This is most often seen through participation on building level problem solving teams through the Response to Intervention (RtI) collaborative model, as well as individual meetings with parents and staff.
- Collaborate with special education staff members to meet the needs to struggling students.
- Support students in crisis and connect them to additional resources.
Important Note: We provide services through an educational framework and therefore, we do not make clinical diagnostic decisions or provide long-term therapeutic services, but are able to help connect parents to these resources in the community.
Minnetonka School Psychologists:
Talia Lehmann, Talia.Lehmann@minnetonka.k12.mn.us
Alicia Owens, Alicia.Owens@minnetonka.k12.mn.us
Jonna Hirsch, Jonna.Hirsch@minnetonka.k12.mn.us