MacArthur Student Services Team

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 Diana Bernath, Psychologist

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Diana Bernath, Psychologist

The role of the school psychologist is unique in that it both supports the students' ability to learn and the teachers' ability to teach. I apply my expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. In addition, I provide consultation and collaborative services with teachers, staff, and administration to help facilitate learning and growth.  

 Lauren Fitchett, Social Worker

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Lauren Fitchett, Social Worker

In my role as a School Social Worker, I provide a variety of services to support students, families and school staff.  These services include: consultation and education regarding socialization and school adjustment; acting as a school liaison to private and community agencies; providing counseling services to students individually and in small groups regarding school adjustment. In addition, I provide attendance interventions to promote and reinforce regular attendance with students and families.  As a member of the school support team I attend and schedule child study and 504 meetings. Where indicated, I interview parents, provide social histories and coordinate service delivery to students and families.

 Kelsey McCoy, School Counselor

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Kelsey McCoy, School Counselor

As a counselor, Ms. McCoy provides a variety of both direct and indirect services for our students and families. Direct services include individual and/or group counseling, crisis response, classroom guidance, whole-school initiatives, and academic planning. Indirect services include referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations. In addition, school counselors for ACPS serve as the chair for 504 plans and assist with coordinating state and division testing.

 

 Richard Tanis, School Counselor

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Richard Tanis, School Counselor

As a counselor, Mr. Tanis provides a variety of both direct and indirect services for our students and families. Direct services include individual and/or group counseling, crisis response, classroom guidance, whole-school initiatives and academic planning. Indirect services include referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations. In addition, school counselors for ACPS serve as the chair for 504 plans and assist with coordinating state and division testing. Mr. Tanis is at Douglas MacArthur on only Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

  • ACPS School Counseling Services

    Visit the ACPS website to learn more about the school counseling services available through ACPS.