MEET THE WHRHS SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Mrs. Wendy L. Price, CAGS, NCSP
Mrs. Price graduated Dean's List in 1987 from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology. After several years as a stay-at-home mother, Mrs. Price began working in the Duxbury Public Schools as an instructional assistant to students with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome.
It was during this time that Mrs. Price worked closely with Robin Lualdi (School Psychologist at Chandler School), who urged Mrs. Price to become a School Psychologist. Mrs. Price attended the University of Massachusetts: Boston, and received her Master of Education degree (M.Ed) in School Psychology in 2000.
Following a 1200 hour internship, and additional graduate classes, she also received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in School Psychology in 2001. Upon graduating from UMASS, Mrs. Price was awarded the Vincent Christiani Endowment Award for Excellence in School Psychology. She was also asked to join the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA), as Co-Chair of Professional Development and Credentialing. That was also the year that Mrs. Price came to work at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.
In 2005 she became Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee for MSPA. Currently Mrs. Price is Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association. In 2012 she began a three year term as the Massachusetts Delegate for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Mrs. Price served on the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee in 2012 and recently was appointed by the NASP President as co-chair of the Membership Workgroup. In February of 2013, Mrs. Price was given the NASP "Rookie of the Year" Award by NASP President Amy Smith.
Since coming to WHRHS, Mrs. Price has been involved in a number of activities, including: assessment, counseling, consultation with parents/faculty/community mental health providers, administrative duties such as being a Team Chairperson, member of the Crisis Intervention Team and the Student/Teacher Assistance Team (STAT). She does presentations to new teachers at North River Collaborative on a variety of topics. Mrs. Price has done presentations at Curry College on Teaching Social Skills to kids on the autism spectrum.
Mrs. Price also mentors new School Psychologists to the District, and is a Field Supervisor of School Psychology graduate level intern/practicum students from UMASS Boston and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). She is currently completing her doctorate in School Psychology at MSPP.
Mrs. Price is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP).
Miss Sarah Hargrove, Ed.S., NCSP
Miss Hargrove graduated from Connecticut College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development. After graduating from college, Miss Hargrove spent a year working as a one-to-one aid to a child with Down Syndrome and teaching preschool. Beginning in the fall of 2010, she attended Tufts University and received a Master of Arts (M.A) in School Psychology in 2011. After continued coursework and an internship, she received her Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.). While attending Tufts, Sarah worked as an intern in both the Swampscott Public Schools and Lexington Public Schools. Miss Hargrove is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).
Pam Forrester: School Psychology Intern
My name is Pam Forrester. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Bridgewater State University in 2011. I graduated in May 2013 from the University of Massachusetts- Boston with a Master’s of Education (M.Ed) in School Psychology. I am the Vice President of UMASS Boston’s chapter of SASP (Student Affiliates of School Psychology) I am currently completing a 1200 hour internship at Maquan Elementary, Whitman- Hanson Regional High School, and Whitman Middle School. I will graduate in May 2014 with my Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree in School Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
I have previously worked as an Early Education and Care (EEC) certified preschool teacher. For the past year I have worked as a supervisor of a before and after school program for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade and a summer camp for children ages 4-6.
I truly love the profession of school psychology and I am eager to meet new students and faculty at the schools I will be interning at. Some of my interests in school psychology include counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention and prevention as well helping to make connections between home, school, and the community.