Wynantskill UFSD is proud to welcome Rebecca Davis, the school’s new School Psychologist and Committee for Special Education Chairperson.
Ms. Davis said she is excited to get to know and work with families, noting she entered her field wanting to work with elementary and middle school children. The size of Gardner-Dickinson School is also a great fit, she added.
“I’m passionate about what I do and I try to show that every day,” Ms. Davis said. “I have an open door policy. If anyone has any questions about special education or how students are doing academically, socially, emotionally or behaviorally, they can come to me.”
In her role as a school psychologist, Ms. Davis will help create a safe and supportive learning environment for all students by working closely with teachers, parents, students and community members. She also will provide counseling services and social skill lessons for students and will serve as a resource for families.
As CSE Chairperson, Ms. Davis will work with the Special Education Committee and collaborate with families to develop Individualized Education Programs for students.
Ms. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and a master’s degree in school psychology at Marist College. She previously worked for Berkshire Union Free School District and Lincoln Hall Boys’ Haven.
“We are so fortunate to have Ms. Davis join our team,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Reardon. “We had a very competitive pool of applicants and to have someone with such diverse experience who has worked with students from elementary through high school and is so eager to work with families will make her a positive addition to Gardner-Dickinson.”