Psychology Department

SUSD School Psychologists

School psychologists are uniquely qualified 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. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. (Credit: http://www.nasponline.org/about_sp/who-are-school-psychologists.aspx)

13 Reasons Why - Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators

Schools have an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students’ lives is vital to this responsibility. The trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on a young adult novel of the same name, is raising such concerns. The series revolves around 17-year- old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role.  
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School Psychologists

Psychologist School Phone Numbers
Asher Drinen, Dr.  Holly Redfield 480-484-4000 x5205
  SOL     
Balles, Dr. Lindsay Tonalea K8 480-484-3607
  Pima 480-484-2809
Bauman, Dr. Ken Yavapai 480-484-3808
  Redfield 480-484-4004
Blair, Shannon Cochise 480-484-1124
  Autism Evaluations  
Brown, Dorianne BCBA- MDA 480-484-5081
     
Cooke, Dr. Denise  Mountainside  480-484-5504
  Cheyenne  480-484-5678
Cronn, Shannon   MTSS Grant-MDA 480-484-5094
Devena, Dr. Sarah Ingleside  480-484-4909
  Pueblo  480-484-3104
Doss, Dr. Dominique  Sequoya  480-484-3209
  Kiva  480-484-2204
Dwyer, Rick Arcadia  480-484-6326
Flores, Dr. Yadira Mohave  480-484-5204
  Pueblo 480-484-3104
Hildreth, Dr. Lisa Laguna 480-484-2405
Houser, Dr. Debra Copper Ridge 480-484-1507
Kaprolet, Dr. Charles Coronado  480-484-6809
Komzelman, Kathrine Tonalea 480-484-5802
  Autism Evaluations  
Kulesza, Nicole Cocopah  480-484-4400X44472
Loomis, Natalie (intern) Hopi 480-484-2008
  DMHS 480-484-3104
Mijak, Andrea Desert Mountain  480-484-7027
Minson, Molly (intern) DCES/DCMS 480-484-4606
Planck, Dr. Jennifer Hohokam 480-484-1805
  Kiva 480-484-2204
Potter, Brian Anasazi 480-484-7313
  Anasazi  480-484-4600
Sadeh, Shanna Chaparral 480-484-6528
Schwetz, Suzanne Cherokee 480-484-8709
  ANLC 480-484-7512
Sheehan, Dr. Brynne Saguaro 480-484-7119
Smith, Lourdes Tavan 480-484-3523
  Chaparral  
  PANDA bilingual  
VanRensburg, Dr. Polly PANDA 480-484-5087
Vollmer, Dr. Laura Navajo  480-484-2607
  Cherokee 480-484-8709

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