Spotlights
In celebration of School Psychology Week in Maryland, check out this profile on our very own Erika Wood!
11/10/2015

Spotlight

Erika Wood has been a school psychologist in Baltimore County for fifteen years.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Howard University and her graduate degrees from the school psychology program at Georgia State University.  Teachers who work with Ms. Wood commend her on her enthusiasm, work ethic, dependability, cultural competence, and ability to connect with students and families.  In addition to her role as PBIS coach within her schools, Ms. Wood is a valuable resource to the New Town High School’s School Improvement Team.  She consistently uses data-based decision making and research-based interventions to assist with the development and monitoring of school-wide and individual student goals.  Her direct work with students from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of disabilities has resulted in observable improvements outside of her office doors.  Along with her duties in her schools and county, Ms. Wood has spoken to students at Bowie State University about the field and served on mock interview panels.  She shares her expertise with rising school psychologists as a practicum and internship supervisor.  Ms. Wood’s enthusiasm and professional service delivery extend beyond the walls of her schools and make her a truly outstanding school psychologist.

Please join the Office of Psychological Services in recognizing all school psychologists who provide psychological services in the schools, and particularly Erika Wood, school psychologist at Cedarmere Elementary School and New Town High School, who is the 2015 Maryland School Psychologists’ Association Outstanding Practitioner of the Year.

Background:

The Office of Psychological Services in Baltimore County Public Schools ensures that all students have equitable access to a comprehensive continuum of psychological services to support high academic achievement in safe and secure learner-centered environments.  School psychologists provide psychological consultation services to parents and school staff. They also provide psychological consultation, assessment, and intervention services to students to address educationally relevant learning, behavioral, and mental health needs in all schools.

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