A Day in the Life with a Success Academy School Psychologist
Success Academy – February 23, 2018
After four years working as a school psychologist in Chicago-area public schools, Angela Moyer and her husband decided to move to New York City. As she began researching job opportunities in her new home, a friend told her to check out Success Academy — and it quickly piqued her interest. First, Angela found SA’s mission — to prove that children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and in life — inspiring. Second, she loved the flexibility afforded to SA school psychologists, who can work both directly in classrooms as well as in individual counseling sessions. Angela decided to apply.
Angela and Success Academy Fort Greene proved to be a strong match, and in August 2015, she joined the faculty as an elementary school psychologist. Now Angela works directly with scholars, teachers, school leadership, and families to develop strategies for scholars to grow and learn not just academically, but also socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Every day, she draws upon her robust foundational training, having earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in educational psychology and methodology from the University of Albany, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in school psychology.
We recently spent a day with Angela to learn what it takes to to help children achieve the highest degree of success — inside and outside the classroom.