School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation and use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems.
They work together with teachers, parents, children and adolescents, to understand, prevent, and solve problems, and to promote mental health and effective environments for learning.
They also develop programs to train teachers and parents regarding effective teaching and learning strategies, effective techniques to manage behaviour at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or with special talents, abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises.
There is a staff member from Psychology Department assigned to each school. If you have concerns or questions, they are available to discuss them with you. To reach the professional assigned to your child’s school, contact the school to speak with the Principal or use the
Psychology Department Directory.
Debra Lean, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Christina Kowalsky, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Vicki Nelson, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Tel: 905-890-0708 ext. 24330
Toll Free: 1-800-387-9501
Confidential Fax Number: 905-361-0352