Special Education (Exceptional Student Services)
School psychologists participate in the evaluation and identification of students with disabilities. They interpret diagnostic information; consult with students, parents, teachers, and administrators; and provide intervention alternatives for students in their classrooms.
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community. For more information visit: National Association of School Psychologists.
(719) 757-1434 or CArmstrong@lewispalmer.org
I support the social, emotional, and academic success of students at Lewis-Palmer High School and Kilmer Elementary. I am excited to start my 15th year serving as a school psychologist in Lewis-Palmer School District #38. I have an Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S.) degree as well as a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) My undergraduate work was completed in social work, criminal justice, and youth agency administration.
(719) 488-4776 or RMcCracken-Tirey@lewispalmer.org
I have been a school psychologist for 25 years. I love working with children and I am very excited to be joining the teams at Lewis-Palmer Elementary and Lewis-Palmer Middle School. What an amazing opportunity to work with professionals who share the same passion –HELPING STUDENTS THRIVE! I grew up in the amazing State of Ohio, so yes, I am an Ohio State Buckeye fan, but I am also a Denver Bronco fan. We have lived in Colorado for seven years and I am always in awe of the beauty here. My family and I love hiking in the mountains, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fishing, and doing anything outdoors. I am looking forward to working with the wonderful community of parents, teachers, and students that make Lewis-Palmer D38 so great!
Dr. Jessica Miller
(719) 757-1567 or JMiller1@lewispalmer.org
I grew up in Monument and I am so excited to be back home and working in this incredible district! I earned my PhD in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley and this will be my fifth year working at Bear Creek. Prior to this, I earned my BA in Psychology, with a minor in History from UNC. I am also one of the faculty sponsors for Bear Creek's K-Kids club. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Jake, and our dog, Jolie. I love finding ways to help each child be successful academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally and look forward to meeting you all this year! Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions or concerns you may have.
(719) 785-4239 or KSmith@lewispalmer.org
I am a 4th-generation Colorado native with 2 children in the district who attended Prairie Winds. It is a wonderful school, and I am pleased to now be a part of the staff. My previous experience includes 5 years at other Lewis-Palmer schools, and 9 years in Douglas County schools. In my role as a school psychologist, I am primarily involved in assessments, consultation, and counseling. Helping to support children in being successful socially and emotionally is my favorite part of the job!
(719) 757-1497 or JWorcester@lewispalmer.org