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From left to right: Karen Sylvester, Jenn Kacerek, Melissa Kistner, Aimee Farr

Aimee Farr
farra@davie.k12.nc.us
School Psychologist

Karen Sylvester
sylvesterk@davie.k12.nc.us
School Psychologist

Mary Beth Young
youngm@davie.k12.nc.us
School Psychologist 

Jennifer Kacerek
kacerekj@davie.k12.nc.us
Educational Diagnostician

Melissa Kistner
kistnerm@davie.k12.nc.us
Educational Diagnostician


School psychologists and diagnosticians are members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They provide assessment, support, and intervention services to students; partner with families, teachers, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments; work with school administrators to improve school-wide policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate services for students.


PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

North Carolina School Psychology Association

American Psychology Association

National Association of School Psychologists


HELPFUL WEBSITES

Response to Intervention - Resources

Learning Disabilities and ADHD - Information and Resources

Florida Center for Reading Research - Reading Interventions

Learning and Attention - Information

Disabilities and Other Topics - Parent Information and Support for IEP Meetings