Does anyone know about school psychologists? I hold an Ed.S. degree, national certification (in school psychology), and a PhD in early childhood special education...I would love to move down ASAP, but decided to wait until we retire (and my small kiddos are grown and out of the house - unless my husband can get a job at Hovensa - kiddos go to private school -- and the stars are aligned correctly - hehe). Then, I would like to volunteer in the school system...
seems to me, that I remember the university just graduated its first class of school psychologists last year...is that right?
The Dept. of Education's website doesn't currently list any school psychologist openings, there is an opening for special education. Keep an eye on their website at http://www.teachusvi.net/vacancies.htm.
Yes, last year UVI had its first class graduate from the Specialist in School Psychology program.
The program at UVI was a one time cohort, aimed at addressing the need for school psychologists in the territory, that is proabably why there are no openings. This pprogram is not going to be an ongoing offering at UVI. The Dept of Ed is doing something similar now for training school librarians, again to address the needs they have. they are using an online / distance learning program for this effort, not UVI.
Good to know~ I would love to move down now. I think I could bring a lot of education/knowledge to the school system. I work in high needs schools now (in Las Vegas, NV), but I am sure they are nothing like the VI schools (from what I read). I love what I do, but I would love it more if I thought I could make more of an impact on kiddos lives/education (with the benefit of island life!).
Thanks for the weblink to the VI education board. I currently am a subscribing member to that site and check it regularly! My hubby checks Hovensa's site too!
Yes there was a new of psychologist that have entered the Dept of Ed. They are doing assessments in the elementary schools to my understanding. There are other needs on the secondary level for exceptional students who have IEP's. You might want to contact Gail Perez/Director of Spec Ed. There are also students who are in the private schools with disabilities who might need assessments and intervention as well.