Psychological Services

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    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.

  • School Psychs


    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!

    Congratulations, Chanda!




    Dr. Gina Hudson
    Coordinator of Support Services 
    Melissa Nye
    Administrative Assistant
     Contact Us
    Amy Bell 
    School Psychologist  
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5548
    Garrett ES, Tutt MS, Warren Road ES, & Westside HS
    John Coffman
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5550
    Alternative School, Diamond Lakes, PLC, RCTCM, Sand Hills/GNETS
    Deborah Evans
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5798
    CT Walker Magnet, Goshen ES, Pine Hill MS
    Dr. Stephen Gardner
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131
    Lamar-Milledge ES, Laney HS, McBean ES
    Dr. Nuri Hammett
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5565
    Bayvale ES, Terrace Manor ES, Wheeless Road ES
    Chanda Hardiman
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5557
    Jenkins-White ES, Murphey MS, T.W. Josey HS, Wilkinson-Gardens ES
    Jennifer Harrison
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5797
    Butler HS, Hains ES, Jamestown ES, Richmond Hill K-8
    Elizabeth Johnston
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5561
    ARC HS, AR Johnson, Lake Forest Hills ES, Langford MS 
    Colin Laudino
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131
    Copeland ES, Freedom Park K-8, Reynolds ES, 
    Julie Meeks
    School Psychologist 
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5222
    Blythe ES, Hephzibah ES, Hephzibah MS, Hephzibah HS
    Dr. Angeline Miller
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5560
    Barton Chapel ES, Glenn Hills ES, Glenn Hills MS, Glenn Hills HS
    Dana Pickens
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5563
    Davidson Fine Arts Magnet, Deer Chase ES, Spirit Creek MS, Willis Foreman ES
    Melissa Puryear
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131 ext. 5559
    A.B. Merry ES, Gracewood ES
    Rakeyta Real
    School Psychologist
    Phone: 706-826-1131
    Belair K-8, Hornsby ES, Hornsby MS, 
    Demetria Wright
    Meadowbrook, Monte Sano, Tobacco Road ES
    * Eschool is served by students zoned school psychologist