The mission of Psychological Services is to become a preeminent department working proactively and cooperatively with schools, families, and the community: to aid in the development of healthy, productive and self-sufficient students; and to promote the delivery of comprehensive and ethical psychological services within the school environment.
Objective and Responsibility
The primary objective of Psychological Services is to provide supportive assistance to the instructional program while encouraging positive mental health for the students, faculty, and administration.
The department's major areas of responsibility include psycho-educational assessment and consultation with teachers, administrators, and parents.
Our department maintains close contact with community agencies and professionals who provide services to children and their families. Assistance is offered to parents who need referral to these services.
What Do School Psychologists Do?
School psychologists apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They provide assessment, support, and intervention services to students; partner with families, teachers, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments; work with school administrators to improve school-wide policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate services for students.
RCSS School Psychologist of the Year
Chanda Hardiman, School Psychologist, was voted as the school psychologist of the year for the 2019-2020 school year by her colleagues!
Ms. Hardiman serves four schools, including Wilkinson GardensElementary, Jenkins-White Elementary, Murphey Middle and Josey High School. Ms. Hardiman has been on the Psychological Services team for 13 years and has also served Richmond County as a teacher before that. Ms. Hardiman is dedicated to the students and families she works with and is always there to advocate for their needs. She is a leader within the department and holds exceptional knowledge in the areas of Section 504 and Response to Intervention, not to mention her many other areas of expertise.
Support Services is beyond grateful to have Ms. Hardiman on our team!
Dr. Gina HudsonCoordinator of Support ServicesPatricia JohnsonSecretaryMelissa NyeSecretaryAmy BellSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5548Garrett ES, Tutt MS, Warren Road ES, & Westside HSJohn CoffmanSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5550AR Johnson, Davidson, RCTCM, PLC, Sand Hills/GNETSDeborah EvansSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5798Cross Creek HS, Pine Hill MS, Goshen ESDr. Stephen GardnerSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131Lamar-Milledge ES, Laney HSDr. Nuri HammettSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5565Bayvale ES, Wheeless Road ES, Terrace Manor ES, Meadowbrook ESChanda HardimanSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5557Jenkins-White ES, Wilkinson-Gardens ES, Murphey MS, T.W. Josey HSJennifer HarrisonSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5797Hains ES, Jamestown ES, Richmond Hill K-8, Butler HSDr. Gina HudsonCoordinator/School PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5549McBean ES, CT Walker K-8Colin LaudinoSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131Freedom Park K-8, Reynolds ES, Copeland ESJulie MeeksSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5222Blythe ES, Hephzibah ES, Hephzibah MS, Hephzibah HSDr. Angeline MillerSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5560Barton Chapel ES, Glenn Hills ES, Glenn Hills MS, Glenn Hills HSDana PickensSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5563Deer Chase ES, Diamond Lakes ES, Willis Foreman ES, Spirit Creek MSMelissa PuryearSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5559A.B. Merry ES, Gracewood ESRakeyta TimmonsSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131Hornsby ES, Hornsby MS, Belair K-8Kelly TysonSchool PsychologistPhone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5561Lake Forest Hills ES, Langford MS, Monte Sano ES, ARC HSDemetria WrightAlternative School @ Morgan Road, Tobacco Road ES, RPM