It is tough to balance caring for yourself and your kids, while also managing the responsibilities of home and work. We talked to three mental health professionals about how parents can help their kids build healthy habits and reduce worry, anxiety, and stress during this trying time.
Over the course of her six-year tenure at SA, Lauren Monroe — currently the School Psychologist Lead at SA Springfield Gardens — has supported thousands of scholars, families, and educators. We asked Lauren to share her responses to the questions she most frequently fields from members of the SA community.
Earlier this month, SA Bronx 3 hosted an Autism Awareness Day to celebrate differences and teach about inclusion.
Every school at SA has its own psychologist, who works closely with scholars to help them thrive. Traci at SA Harlem 4, and Alexandra Franklin at SA Bronx 2 Middle School, are two such experts who make it their mission to provide dedicated support for our scholars. Here, they come together to discuss what healthy stress management looks like and offer suggestions for supporting scholars at home.
Natasha Storonsky Becker and Katelyn Klipfel are not teachers, but play an essential role in helping Success Academy scholars learn and grow. As school psychologists, at SA Washington Heights and SA High School of the Liberal Arts, respectively, they work directly with scholars, teachers, school leadership, and families to foster not just scholars’ academic growth, but their social and emotional development as well. Recently, we spoke with Natasha and Katelyn to get a sense of the essential work they and other school psychologists across the SA network do, day in and day out.
In August 2015, Angela Moyer joined the faculty of Success Academy Fort Greene as an elementary school psychologist. Now she 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. 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.