Mrs. Jennie Katz

Phone: 610-853-4510 x7281

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Degrees and Certifications:

MEd., Harvard University CSP, Bryn Mawr College

Mrs. Jennie Katz

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    Jennie Katz, MEd. is a school psychologist trained at Harvard University and Bryn Mawr College.  The role of the school psychologist includes providing direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services. School pyschologists help schools successfully:


    Improve Academic Achievement


    Promote student motivation and engagement
    Conduct psychological and academic assessments
    Individualize instruction and interventions
    Monitor student progress
    Collect and interpret student and classroom data
    Reduce inappropriate referrals to special education

     

    Promote Positive Behavior and Mental Health

    Assess student emotional and behavioral needs
    Reinforce positive coping skills and resilience
    Promote positive peer relationships and social problem solving
    Make referrals to and help coordinate community services provided in schools

     

    Support Diverse Learners

     
    Assess diverse learning needs
    Provide culturally responsive services to students and families from diverse backgrounds
    Plan appropriate Individualized Education Programs for students with disabilities
    Monitor and effectively communicate with parents about student progress

     

    Create Safe, Positive School Climates

     
    Prevent bullying and other forms of violence
    Support social-emotional learning
    Assess school climate and improve school connectedness
    Implement and promote positive discipline and restorative justice
    Implement school-wide positive behavioral supports
    Identify at risk students and school vulnerabilities
    Provide crisis prevention and intervention services

     

    Strengthen Family-School Partnerships


    Help families understand their child's learning and mental health needs
    Assist in navigating special education processes
    Connect families with community service providers when necessary
    Help effectively engage families with teachers and other school staff
    Enhance staff understanding and responsiveness to diverse cultures and backgrounds
    Help students transition between school and community learning environments, such as residential treatment or juvenile justice programs

     

    Improve School-Wide Assessment and Accountability Monitor individual student progress in academics and behavior

     
    Generate and interpret useful student and school outcome data
    Collect and analyze data on risk and protective factors related to student outcomes
    Plan services at the district, building, classroom, and individual levels