I will be available to all YMA Staff and Families via email daily from 10:30-2:00 at Jtiplady@yonkerspublicschools.org
Hello YMA Staff and Families,
I have listed a few links regarding how to support your child regarding the Corona Virus as well as with the challenges of Distance Learning.
The Child Mind Institute of NYC has a comprehsinive website (English and Spanish) which addresses the concerns and needs of children of all ages in relation to COVID-19. They have many helpful articles as well as a Facebook Live at 10:00AM and 4:30PM (English) and los lunes a las 9:00AM and los viernes a las 11:00AM en Espanol. These lives have various professionals to address mental health needs and parenting stuggles with a Q&A. I personally have found them helpful in supporting my own teen as well as in learning how to better support our families in this unique time.
Who Am I??
I have worked as a School Psychologist with the Yonkers Public Schools since September of 1995.
Over my career in Yonkers I have had the priviledge of working in a number of our schools and with many very talented staff members.
I have been the psychologist at YMA since September of 2013. This academic year I am at YMA five days in the Guidance Suite.
In my role as the school psychologist I am responsible for completing Psychological Evaluations for the purpose of Special Education eligibility and services as well as supporting administration, all staff, parents and students in creating and implementing individualized academic and social/emotional/behavioral plans.
In addition, I act as a liason between school and community to access mental health support services.
I look foward to meeting and working with you in the future.