Meet the School Psychologists
Wendy L. Price, Psy.D., NCSP
Dr. 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, Dr. 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 Dr. Price worked closely with Robin Lualdi (School Psychologist at Chandler School), who urged her to become a School Psychologist. Dr. 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, Dr. 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 Dr. Price came to work at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.
In 2005 she became Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee for MSPA. Dr. Price is a 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), and was re-elected in 2015. Mrs. Price served on the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee in 2012 and was appointed by the NASP President as co-chair of the Membership Workgroup that same year. In February of 2013, Dr. Price was given the NASP "Rookie of the Year" Award by NASP President Amy Smith. In 2015, Dr. Price was elected by the NASP Delegates in the Northeast to serve as their representative on the NASP Board of Directors.
Since coming to WHRHS, Dr. 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. Dr. Price has also done graduate level presentations at Curry College, UMASS Boston, and Northeastern University.
Dr. 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 William James College. She completed her doctorate in School Psychology at William James College and graduated in August, 2015. In the spring of that same year, Dr. Price was awarded the MSPA 2015 Friend of Children award.
Dr. Price is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP).
Sarah Seldomridge, Ed.S.
Sarah Seldomridge grew up in a small town in West Virginia, the daughter of two public educators. She has always been a keen observer, and as a child made hundreds of drawings of people. She continued to observe and paint portraits in college. In 2003, Ms. Seldomridge graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Art, and additional concentrations in Psychology and Creative Writing. She completed a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Poetry at Emerson College in 2008.
In the intervening years, Ms. Seldomridge has worked in restaurants, art stores, and an insurance company. She has been a graphic designer, college English instructor, and community arts teacher. Through many experiences working alongside, managing, and teaching young people, Ms. Seldomridge became interested in pursuing a career as an educator. She went back to school to study school psychology at UMass Boston.
After two years of service to Boston Public Schools as a practicum student and intern, Ms. Seldomridge completed her Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology in 2016. She is thrilled to have found the field of school psychology, and loves incorporating art and creativity into her work with high school students.